When the world my heart is rending

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1 When the world my heart is rending,
With its heaviest storm of care,
My glad tho’ts to God ascending,
Find a refuge from despair.

I love Jesus, Hallelujah!
I love Jesus, yes, I do,
I do love Jesus; He’s my Saviour;
Jesus smiles, and loves me too.
There’s a hand of mercy near me,
Tho’ the waves of trouble roar;
There’s an hour of rest to cheer me,
When the toils of life are o’er.

2 O, to rest in peace forever,
Joined with happy souls above,
Where no foe my heart can sever
From the Saviour whom I love. [Refrain]

3 This the hope that shall sustain me,
Till life’s pilgrimage is past;
Tears may vex and trouble pain me;
I shall reach my home at last. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day No. 3 #29

Author: William Hiley Bathurst

Bathurst, William Hiley , M.A., son of the Rt. Hon. Charles Bragge (afterwards Bathurst) some time M.P. for Bristol, born at Clevedale, near Bristol, Aug. 28, 1796, and educated at Winchester, and Christ Church, Oxford, graduating B.A. in 1818. From 1820 to 1852 he held the Rectory of Barwick-in-Elmet, near Leeds. Resigning the Rectory in the latter year, through his inability to reconcile his doctrinal views with the Book of Common Prayer, he retired into private life, and died at Lydney Park, Gloucestershire, Nov. 25, 1877. His works include, The Georgics of Virgil: Translated by W. H. B., 1849; Metrical Musings; or, Thoughts on Sacred Subjects in Verse, 1849; and Psalms and Hymns for Public and Private Use, 1831 (2nd ed. 1842). This last… Go to person page >

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First Line: When the world my heart is rending
Author: William Hiley Bathurst



The authorship of this tune is not clear, with different editors attributing the tune to different composers (or not naming one at all). See the instances list above for the different attributions. From William J. Reynolds, Companion to Baptist Hymnal (1976): "Nettleton first appeared as a two-part…

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for ... Diocese of Nova Scotia. 3rd ed. #d363
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of the Diocese of Nova Scotia. 3rd ed. #d367
Asaph: or, The Choir Book #d334
Crowning Day No. 3 #29TextPage Scan
Eden Echoes #d154
Glad Hosannas #d149
Gleanings of Praise #d233
Hymns for Schools and Families #d185
Hymns for Schools and Families #92Page Scan
Resurrected Songs prepared for the Church #d258
Sacred Melodies #d149
Sacred Melodies for Social Worship #405Page Scan
Spirit of Praise #d153
The Crown #d162
The Eureka Song Climax #d171
The Old School Hymnal No. 7. Rev. #d307
The Sacred Hymnal: for the Church, Prayer Meetings, Young People's Meetings, Sunday Schools, Revivals, and religious meetings of all kinds #17Page Scan
Victory Songs #d237
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