Dear Friend of Hymnary,

As you know, we don't ask for money too often. But we're asking now.

So before you hit the "close" button on this box, please consider a donation to keep Hymnary going.

More than half a million people come here every month -- worship leaders, hymnologists, hymn lovers and more -- people who now have access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet thanks to this site. But keeping all of this afloat does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. So if you benefit from, would you please consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

You can make your tax-deductible contribution by clicking the Donate button below, or you can send a check to Hymnary at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary team,
Harry Plantinga

I'm Sitting with Jesus

When lost in the darkness of guilt and despair

Author: D. S. Warner
Tune: [When lost in the darkness of guilt and despair]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 When lost in the darkness of guilt and despair,
Sore cankered in heart by the sin that was there,
Lo, Jesus then found me, and gave me release,
He lifted me up to the plane of His peace.

I’m sitting with Jesus, oh, wonderful grace!
With Him I am reigning in heavenly place;
I’m filled with His glory, transported above,
Yes, sitting with Jesus in heavenly love.

2 Led captive by Satan, still deeper in sin,
Enslaved to its scepter so long I had been;
But calling on Jesus, He severed the chain,
Exalted my soul to the throne of His reign. [Refrain]

3 My conscience polluted in guilty defile,
I feared that upon me no mercy could smile;
But, glory to Jesus, His blood is applied,
Now, sanctified wholly, I sit by His side. [Refrain]

4 My heart was all sadness in Satan’s control,
A stranger to heaven’s pure love in my soul,
In glory the Savior then shone from above,
Transported my soul to the realm of His love. [Refrain]

Select Hymns, 1911 (Timeless Truths)

Author: D. S. Warner

Warner, Daniel Sidney. (near Marshallville, Wayne County, Ohio, 1842--1895). Church of God. Reared on an Ohio farm. During the Civil War, he substituted for a brother. Later he taught school. He attended Oberlin College briefly in 1865. By 1867 he was licensed to preach by the Western Ohio Eldership of the Church of God (Winebrennerian). His experience in preaching was gained on circuits in Nebraska and Ohio. In 1874 he was in trouble with the Eldership for preaching entire sanctification. Soon he joined the Indiana Eldership. In 1881 he was in trouble with this Eldership over sectism. Warner was an associate editor of the Herals of Gospel Freedom in 1878. this paper was merged with the Pilgrim about 1881, and the new paper was called th… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When lost in the darkness of guilt and despair
Title: I'm Sitting with Jesus
Author: D. S. Warner
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I'm sitting with Jesus, O wonderful grace



Instances (1 - 1 of 1)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Timeless Truths #478TextAudio
Include 4 pre-1979 instances