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O Jesus, Trust of needy souls

O Jesus, Trust of needy souls

Translator: John Brownlie
Published in 1 hymnal

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O Jesus, Trust of needy souls,
A Saviour from their sins, confessed;
Thy pardoning love our fear controls,
And we are blest.

Thou art our joy in sorrow's day,
To fill with cheer when sore distressed,
To wipe the tears of grief away,--
And we are blest.

A Peace to still the troubled life,
To soothe the mind, and give it rest;
Our refuge in the midst of strife;--
And we are blest.

Our Hope, when earthly hopes have fled,
And, lost in night, we sink oppressed;
Our shield, and Lifter of our head,--
And we are blest.

O Jesus Christ, our Trust and joy,
The Peace, and Hope in which we rest;
Be Thou for song our soul's employ,
And we are blest.

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

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First Line: O Jesus, Trust of needy souls
Translator: John Brownlie
Language: English