Jesus Abides in My Heart

'Twas when I was comfortless, lonely, and sad

Author: M. Louise Smith
Tune: ['Twas when I was comfortless, lonely, and sad]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 ‘Twas when I was comfortless, lonely, and sad,
My soul fill’d with yearning for rest,
That Jesus took up his abode in my heart,
A joy-giving, comforting guest.

O, yes! He abides in my heart,
And nevermore will he depart;
My life is all brightness and peace,
For Jesus abides in my heart.

2 If only I’d known what a blessing would come,
By serving this guest so divine,
Years since I’d have open’d the door of my heart,
And said, “Lord, come in! I am thine.” [Refrain]

3 No songs of bright hope and of peace could I sing,
When I was a stranger to him;
But now my whole life is one glad sweet refrain,
For Jesus has cleans’d me from sin. [Refrain]

4 How sweet the assurance he’ll e’er be my guest!
He’ll never, no, never leave me,
And ever above, I shall dwell in his love,
And glories of heaven shall see. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of the Gospel: for use in all religious meetings #61

Author: M. Louise Smith

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Text Information

First Line: 'Twas when I was comfortless, lonely, and sad
Title: Jesus Abides in My Heart
Author: M. Louise Smith
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O, yes! he abides in my heart
Copyright: Public Domain



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New Songs of the Gospel (Nos. 1, 2, and 3 combined) #59

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