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Oft, when the day is dreary

Oft, when the day is dreary

Author: Wyndham Heathcote
Tune: [Oft when the day is dreary]
Published in 5 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1. Oft when the day is dreary,
Oft when the storm clouds lower,
Oft when my spirit’s weary—
Jesus imparts His power.

Jesus is near, burdens to bear;
Weary one, Jesus will help thee;
Jesus is near, burdens to bear;
His blood from sin doth cleanse thee.

2. He bids me tell my story,
Telling, He gives me rest;
And while my sorrows sharing,
Shelters me in His breast. [Refrain]

3. Jesus, Thy heart is with me
All thro’ the darkest night,
As when the sun shines clearly
Making my pathway bright. [Refrain]

4. Wondrous in love is Jesus,
Sweet is the rest He gives;
Sharing in all my toiling,
While in my heart He lives. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #4826

Author: Wyndham Heathcote

Late 19th Century  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Oft, when the day is dreary
Author: Wyndham Heathcote
Refrain First Line: Jesus is near, burdens to bear



The Cyber Hymnal #4826
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The Cyber Hymnal #4826

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