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Let me lean on thee

When my way is hedged about me

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: [When my way is hedged about me]
Published in 8 hymnals

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1. When my way is hedged about me,
hedged with thorns of care;
When the cross I loved so dearly,
seems too hard to bear;
When my heart is bowed with sorrow,
and no light I see—
Lord, Thy tender mercy pleading,
let me lean on Thee.

2. O, for faith to cast behind me
every sad complaint—
Faith to run and not be weary,
walk and never faint;
Thou dost know and feel my weakness,
Savior look on me;
Now Thy tender mercy pleading,
let me lean on Thee.

3. Closer let Thine arms enfold me,
closer to Thy breast
Draw my weary, trembling spirit,
calm its doubts to rest;
Give me strength for every burden
Thou hast borne for me;
Lord, Thy tender mercy pleading,
let me lean on Thee.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #3662

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Hope Tryaway, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of John and Mercy Crosby, was born in Sout… Go to person page >

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First Line: When my way is hedged about me
Title: Let me lean on thee
Author: Fanny J. Crosby



The Cyber Hymnal #3662
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