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Think of Jesus

When the clouds are hanging over thee

Author: Thomas O. Chisholm
Tune: [When the clouds are hanging o'er thee]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 When the clouds are hanging o’er thee,
When thy path is dark before thee,
Think of Jesus, have no fear!
Though His form thou cans’t not trace,
Nor thine eyes behold His face,
All the time, in ev’ry place,
Think of Jesus, He is near.

Think of Jesus, thy Friend and Saviour,
One whose love will never cease;
He whose mind is stayed on Jesus
Shall be kept in perfect peace.

2 When malicious foes assail thee,
When thy strength and courage fail thee,
Think of Jesus, to Him call;
When there is no other friend
Who thy need can comprehend,
And none other help can lend,
Think of Jesus, tell Him all.

3 When thy burdens sorely press thee,
Wrong and pain and grief distress thee,
Think of Jesus, what He bore;
Ah! That crushing weight of woe,
Thou cans’t never, never know,
‘Twas for thee He suffered so,
Think of Jesus, what He bore! [Refrain]

4 When for rest thy heart is yearning,
And thy thoughts t’ward heav’n are turning,
Think of Jesus, waiting there;
He that bore thy sins alone,
Seated there beside the throne,
Waiting to receive His own,
Think of Jesus, waiting there! [Refrain]

Source: Jubilate : A Modern Sunday-School Hymnal #5

Author: Thomas O. Chisholm

Thomas O. Chisholm was born in Franklin, Kentucky in 1866. His boyhood was spent ona farm and in teaching district schools. He spent five years as editor of the local paper at Franklin. He was converted to Christianity at the age of 26 and soon after was business manager and office editor of the "Pentecostal Hearld" or Louisville, Ky. In 1903 he entered the ministry of the M. E. Church South. His aim in writing was to incorporate as much as Scripture as possible and to avoid flippant or sentimental themes. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When the clouds are hanging over thee
Title: Think of Jesus
Author: Thomas O. Chisholm
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Think of him, thy Friend and Savior


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