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Jesus, blessed Jesus

When temptation lays me low

Author: Oswald J. Smith
Tune: [When temptation lays me low]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 When temptation lays me low,
Filled with deepest grief I go
To the One who loves me so—
Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus!

Let me love thee more and more
Than I ever have before—
Sing Thy praises o’er and o’er—
Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus!

2 For He pardons all my sins—
Makes me pure without, within;
Gives me grace the fight to win—
Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus! [Refrain]

3 Tho’ I wander far away,
Lost amid the bitter fray,
He will ever be my stay—
Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus! [Refrain]

4 Overcome, by sin oppressed,
Faint and weak and sore distressed,
He will ever be my Rest—
Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus! [Refrain]

5 When I reach the other shore,
Meet the dear ones gone before,
I shall praise Him evermore—
Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus! [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's Hymns No. 4 #27

Author: Oswald J. Smith

Smith, Oswald Jeffrey. (Odessa, Ontario, November 8, 1889--January 25, 1986, Toronto, Canada). Presbyterian. Attended Manitoba College, Winnipeg, 1909-1910; Toronto Bible College, 1907-1908, 1910-1912; McCormick Theological Seminary, 1912-1915; further study at Knox College, Toronto; several honorary doctorates. Pastorates in Toronto, 1915-1958; frequently conducted evangelistic meetings and crusades elsewhere. In 1928 he organized the virtually autonomous People's Church, which combines a vigorous evangelistic program in Toronto with an enviable overseas missionary network; in 1958 he relinquished its guidance to his son Paul, but remained its highly active minister emeritus. He published some 35 devotional and inspirational books, which h… Go to person page >

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First Line: When temptation lays me low
Title: Jesus, blessed Jesus
Author: Oswald J. Smith
Refrain First Line: Let me love thee more and more
Copyright: Public Domain


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Alexander's Hymns No. 4 #27

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