Let Me Lean Harder On Thee

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1 Veiled is the future before me;
Life's checkered pathway I climb,
God in his goodness revealing
Only one step at a time.
Will the tomorrow be clouded?
Will it bring sunshine for me?
Let me lean harder, dear Saviour,
Let me lean harder on thee.

Let me lean harder on thee,
Let me lean harder on thee,
Thro' storm and thro' sunshine, dear Saviour,
Let me lean harder on thee.

2 Earth's dearest ties must be broken,
Time's sweetest roses decay;
Words of farewell must be spoken,
Evening will follow the day.
Still, waves of joy roll around me,
Swelling from love's boundless sea,
While I lean harder, dear Saviour,
While I lean harder on thee. [Chorus]

3 Sometime, I'll come to the valley,
Where a grim shadow is thrown;
No human friend can go with me,
Leave me, O Lord, not alone!
Till that bright, beautiful morning,
When all the darkness shall flee,
Let me lean harder, dear Saviour,
Let me lean harder on thee. [Chorus]

Source: The Voice of Praise: a compilation of the very best sacred songs for use in Sunday Schools and praise services #92

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Veiled is the future before me
Title: Let Me Lean Harder On Thee
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Let me lean harder on thee
Copyright: Public Domain



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