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Abundant life

Under the burdens of guilt and care many a spirit is grieving

Author: William Leslie
Tune: [Under the burdens of guilt and care]
Published in 8 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF
Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Representative Text

1 Under the burdens of guilt and care
Many a spirit is grieving,
Who in the joy of the Lord might share,
Life everlasting receiving.

Life! life! eternal life!
Jesus alone is the Giver;
Life! life! abundant life!
Glory to Jesus forever!

2 Burden'd one, why will you longer bear
Sorrows from which He releases?
Open your heart, and rejoicing share
Life more abundant in Jesus. [Refrain]

3 Leaving the mountain, the streamlet grows,
Flooding the vale with a river;
So from the hill of the Cross there flows
Life more abundant for ever. [Refrain]

4 O for the floods on the thirsty land!
O for a mighty revival!
O for a sanctified, fearless band!
Ready to hail its arrival. [Refrain]

Source: Redemption Songs: a choice collection of 1000 hymns and choruses for evangelistic meetings, solo singers, choirs and the home #77

Author: William Leslie

Mr. William Leslie was found dead at his home in Broomlands, Paisley, where he lived alone. He was a well-known lay preacher with the Methodist Church. Mr. Leslie, who was 88, wrote many sacred songs and hymns, including “The Old, Old Story” which was the only hymn he sold for money—to hep the funds os a mission he founded in West Campbell Street, Paisley. He was the proprietor of a drapery business in Paisley. --Obituary from The Glasgow Herald, July 20, 1950.  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Under the burdens of guilt and care many a spirit is grieving
Title: Abundant life
Author: William Leslie



Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

Small Church Music #6431

Include 7 pre-1979 instances
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