When my soul is bowed down in darkness

When my soul is bowed down in darkness

Author: Sarah R. Ernest
Tune: [When my soul is bowed down in the darkness]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When my soul is bowed down in the darkness,
With trials, temptation and woe,
When no mortal can comfort or cheer me,
To whom in that hour shall I go?

Refrain:
Jesus will listen to me,
Jesus will listen to me;
When, with burdens breaking, my heart is aching,
Then Jesus will listen to me.

2 When my friends and my trusted ones leave me,
Then, shrouded in sorrow and fear,
All alone in the midst of earth’s comfort,
I still have a listening ear. [Refrain]

3 When my heart and my life have grown weary
With failure and trouble and loss,
I may still ask for help and for comfort
From hands that were nail’d to the cross. [Refrain]

4 When I find that my life’s day is ending,
And shadows of eventide fall,
When I enter the dark, lonely valley,
Ah, then upon whom shall I call? [Refrain]

Source: The Old Story in Song #183

Author: Sarah R. Ernest

Early 20th Century Ernest was Preceptress and Professor of English Language and Literature at Albright Collegiate Institute (later named Albright College), Myerstown, Pennsylvania, 1899-1901. --www.hymntime.com/tch Go to person page >

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First Line: When my soul is bowed down in darkness
Author: Sarah R. Ernest
Refrain First Line: Jesus will listen to me

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