Leaning on Jesus

Weary with walking alone

Author: Wilbur F. Crafts (1874)
Tune: [Weary with walking alone]
Published in 27 hymnals

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1 Weary with walking alone,
Long heavy-laden with sin;
Toiling all night without Christ,—
Rest for my soul shall I win.

Leaning on Jesus,
I walk at his side;
Leaning on Jesus,
I trust him, my Shepherd and Guide.

2 Fearing to stand for my Lord,
Trembling for weakness in prayer;
Yet on the bosom divine
Losing each sorrow and fear. [Refrain]

3 Anxious no longer for self,
Shrinking no longer from pain;
Leaning on Jesus alone,
He all my care will sustain. [Refrain]

4 Leaning, I walk in “The Way,”
Leaning, “The Truth” I shall know;
Leaning on heart-throbs of Christ,
Safe into “Life” I may go. [Refrain]

Source: Precious Hymns for Times of Refreshing and Revival #21

Author: Wilbur F. Crafts

Born: Jan­u­a­ry 12, 1850, Frye­burg, Maine. Died: De­cem­ber 27, 1922, Wash­ing­ton, DC, of pneu­mon­ia. Buried: Ri­ver Bend Cem­e­te­ry, West­er­ly, Rhode Is­land. Son of min­is­ter F. A. Crafts, Wil­bur at­tend­ed Wes­ley­an Un­i­ver­si­ty, Con­nec­ti­cut (1869, AM 1871); Bos­ton Un­i­ver­si­ty (BD 1871); and Mar­i­et­ta Col­lege (PhD 1886). He served as pastor at Methodist Episcopal, Congregational, and Presbyterian churches, and was prom­i­nent in the tem­per­ance and pro­hi­bi­tion move­ment. He found­ed and for 28 years was su­per­in­tend­ent of the In­ter­na­tion­al Re­form Bur­eau. His works in­clude: Through the Eye to the Heart: or, Eye-Teach­ing in the Sund… Go to person page >

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First Line: Weary with walking alone
Title: Leaning on Jesus
Author: Wilbur F. Crafts (1874)
Source: Songs of Grace and Glory edited by William F. Sherwin and Silas Vail (New York: Horace Waters & Sons, 1874)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Leaning on Jesus, I walk at his side
Copyright: Public Domain




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