1 Oft my heart has bled with sorrow,
Not a friend my grief to share;
But I yielded, Christ to follow,
And He took my load of care.
Is there here a soul in trouble?
Whosoever needs a friend,
Jesus’ love your heart will gladden,
Bless and keep you to the end.
2 Once I sighed for peace and pleasure,
Felt a painful void within;
Life was gloomy, death a terror,
Till my soul was saved from sin. [Refrain]
3 All this world is dark and dreary,
And the soul, designed for light,
Must be sad and lost forever,
While it gropes in sinful night. [Refrain]
4 Sin made all my life so bitter,
Jesus makes it sweet and pure;
Now I’m free from every fetter,
Blest with peace forevermore. [Refrain]
Hymnal of the Church of God, 1953 (Timeless Truths)
|Instances (1 - 1 of 1)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Timeless Truths #827||Christ the Friend We Need||Oft my heart has bled with sorrow||[Oft my heart has bled with sorrow]||Daniel S. Warner||184.108.40.206 D||John 15:15||Jesus/Savior |||Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Christ_the_Friend_We_Need); The Gospel Trumpet Company, <i>Hymnal of the Church of God</i>, 1953 (336); Faith Publishing House, <i>Evening Light Songs</i>, 1949, edited 1987 (417); The Gospel Trumpe|