Good Words

August 14, 2013 § 1 Comment

We’ve sung a version of this hymn at my church a few times, and it is particularly poignant for me today. Work is stressful; life is changing as life always does. Routines are not so routine and comfortably predictable. There is much good, certainly, and much to be thankful for, even in the midst of upheaval-ed feelings. These verses are reminders and exhortations to me.

Jesus, lover of my soul,
Let me to Thy bosom fly,
While the nearer waters roll,
While the tempest still is high:
Hide me, O Savior, hide,
Till the storm of life is past;
Safe into the haven guide;
O, receive my soul at last!
O, receive my soul at last!

Other refuge have I none;
Hangs my helpless soul on Thee;
Leave, ah! leave me not alone,
Still support and comfort me:
My trust on Thee is stayed;
All my help from Thee I bring;
Cover my defenseless head
With the shadow of Thy wing,
With the shadow of Thy wing.

Thou, O Christ, art all I want;
More than all in Thee I find;
Raise the fallen, cheer the faint,
Heal the sick, and lead the blind.
Holy is Thy name, I am all unrighteousness,
False, and full of sin I am,
Thou art full of truth and grace,
Thou art full of truth and grace.

Plenteous grace with Thee is found,
Grace to cover all my sin;
Let the healing streams abound,
Make and keep me pure within.
Fountain of life Thou art,
Freely let me take of Thee;
Spring up within my heart,
Rise to all eternity,
Rise to all eternity.

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§ One Response to Good Words

  • thegregs says:

    Great minds… this has been my favorite hymn for the last two years or so. I have put it on repeat at various times.

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