When by thoughts of sin

When by thoughts of sin

Author: Josephine Pollard
Tune: [When by thoughts of sin]
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1 When by thoughts of sin
Burdened and distressed,
Longing for a place of refuge
On some shelt’ring breast.

Jesus took my heart
Close in His embrace;
Made it strong and smiles upon me,
Saved me by His grace.

2 From the mire of sin,
From each evil thought,
I am henceforth kept securely,
Out of danger brought. [Refrain]

3 When I doubted most,
When my faith was weak,
When a word in Jesus’ favor
I refused to speak. [Refrain]

4 Now the way is clear,
Doubtful shadows flee,
Since from darkness, in great mercy
Christ delivered me! [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day, No. 6: A Book of Gospel Songs #144

Author: Josephine Pollard

Pollard, Josephine, born in New York, circa 1840, is the author of (1) "I stood outside the gate" (Lent), (2) "Joy-bells ringing, Children singing" (Joy) in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos, 1878. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

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First Line: When by thoughts of sin
Author: Josephine Pollard
Refrain First Line: Jesus took my heart


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