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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
Copyright: Public Domain



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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Instances (1 - 18 of 18)

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 #d334

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Crowning Day No. 3 #29

Eden Echoes #d154

Glad Hosannas #d149

Gleanings of Praise #d233

Hymns for Schools and Families #d185

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Hymns for Schools and Families #92

Resurrected Songs prepared for the Church #d258

Sacred Melodies #d149

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Sacred Melodies for Social Worship #405

Spirit of Praise #d153

The Crown #d162

The Eureka Song Climax #d171

The Old School Hymnal No. 7. Rev. #d307

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The Sacred Hymnal #17

Victory Songs #d237

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