When Jesus is Near

There is a light among shadows and peace amid strife

Author: Jennie Wilson
Tune: [There is light among shadows and peace amid strife]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There is light among shadows and peace amid strife
If our Savior treads with us the pathway of life,
And tho’ danger may threaten, we never need fear,
For no ill can befall us when Jesus is near.

When Jesus is near!
When Jesus is near!
In the soul there is sunshine and clouds disappear;
When Jesus is near we are safe from all harm,
As in faith we depend
On His strong, loving arm.

2 There is no other friend who beside us can keep,
If our road is ‘mong flowers or thorny and steep,
And no other can utter the sweet words of cheer,
Which so often are spoken when Jesus is near. [Refrain]

3 In the presence divine there is solace for grief,
As the heart from each burden finds holy relief,
And His tender compassion will change ev’ry tear
To a smile of rejoicing when Jesus is near. [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Herald in Song #6

Author: Jennie Wilson

Wilson, Jennie Bain. (d. 3 September 1913). Obituaries available in the DNAH Archives.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There is a light among shadows and peace amid strife
Title: When Jesus is Near
Author: Jennie Wilson
Refrain First Line: When Jesus is near


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