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Jesus, Precious Savior

When darkening clouds obscure our sky

Author: William Luff
Tune: REEVES (Reeves)
Published in 2 hymnals

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Full Text

1. When darkening clouds obscure our sky,
And friends are few, and trouble nigh,
On one alone we may rely,
Jesus! precious Savior!

2. Friends, basking in the summer ray
Of brighter hours, have passed away;
But one is left in sorrow’s day,
Jesus! precious Savior!

3. When hopes, like autumn leaves, are dead,
And every joy of earth is fled,
Sweet pillow—rest for heart and head,
Jesus! precious Savior!

4. Jesus hath died thine heart to win,
His precious blood atones for sin,
His loving arms would take thee in:
Jesus! precious Savior!

5. Oh, let Him fold thee to His breast,
There find a true, a perfect rest,
And thou shalt be forever blest,
By Jesus! precious Savior!

Author: William Luff

Luff, William, born May 14, 1850, and admitted as a Member of the Baptist Church at the Metropolitan Tabernacle in 1866. His first effort in versifying was published in Baptist Messenger, Feb. 1870. Since then he has contributed extensively in prose and verse to various publications, including Sword and Trowel; Drummond's Tracts, Stirling; Golden Bells; Gospel Solos for Gospel Singers; and many others. His best-known hymns are:— 1. 0! who this day will rejoicing say? [Invitation.] First published in Word and Work, July 19, 1883. It was brought into notice through its recitation by the Rev. Hubert Brooke at the Belfast Convention at his Bible reading, Oct. 23rd, 1888. Printed as a hymn-sheet, it had a large circulation. In. the Church M… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When darkening clouds obscure our sky
Title: Jesus, Precious Savior
Author: William Luff
Meter: 8.8.8.5
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #3238
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