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When my soul within sorrowed with its sin

When my soul within sorrowed with its sin

Author: Charles S. Robinson
Tune: [When my soul within]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When my soul within
Sorrowed with its sin,
Jesus swept the shades away;
Christ, the Lord divine,
Gave his life for mine,
Turned my darkness into day.

Jesus then I know!
His the name below,—
His the name to sing above;
His the joys untold,
His the streets of gold,—
Jesus is the Lord I love.

2 And when oft oppressed,
Wandering from my rest,
Who was quick to see my grief?
Jesus, from above,
Shed his helpful love,
Came to bring me sweet relief. [Refrain]

3 Now when every task
Tries the faith I ask,
Who beside me comes to stand?
Jesus, blessed Lord,
Speaks the cheering word,
Takes me by the trembling hand. [Refrain]

4 And when failing breath
Tells the hour of death,
Who will be my spirit's stay?
Jesus then will be
Near to welcome me,
At the shining gates of day! [Refrain]

Source: Calvary Songs #140

Author: Charles S. Robinson

Robinson, Charles Seymour, D.D., was born at Bennington, Vermont, March 31, 1829, and educated at William College, 1849, and in theology, at Union Seminary, New York (1852-53), and Princeton (1853-55). He became Presbyterian Pastor at Troy, 1855; at Brooklyn, 1860; of the American chapel in Paris (France), 1868; and of the Memorial Presbyterian Church, New York, 1870. During 1876-77 he was editor of the Illustrated Christian Weekly. As an editor of hymn-books he has been most successful. His Songs of the Church were published in 1862; Songs for the Sanctuary, 1865; Spiritual Songs, 1878; and Laudes Domini, A Selection of Spiritual Songs, Ancient and Modern, 1884. His Songs for the Sanctuary has probably had a wider sale than any other unoff… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When my soul within sorrowed with its sin
Author: Charles S. Robinson
Refrain First Line: Jesus then I know



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Calvary Songs #140

Calvary Songs for Sunday School & Families. Words ed. #d215

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Coronation Hymns and Songs #17

Songs Tried and Proved #d167

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