“Jesus, Lover of My Soul”
Middle Church Jerriese Johnson Gospel Choir
Tina Cernero, solo (My sister!!)
music by Bach/Wesley
arr. P. Williams-Jones
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Lyrics to the old hymnal, “Jesus, Lover of My Soul” by Charles Wesley, pub. 1740
- 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 my Savior, hide,
Till the storm of life is past;
Safe into the haven guide;
Oh, 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.
All my trust on Thee is stayed,
All my help from Thee I bring;
Cover my defenseless head
With the shadow of Thy wing.
- Wilt Thou not regard my call?
Wilt Thou not accept my prayer?
Lo! I sink, I faint, I fall—
Lo! on Thee I cast my care.
Reach me out Thy gracious hand!
While I of Thy strength receive,
Hoping against hope I stand,
Dying, and behold, I live.
- 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.
Just and holy is Thy Name,
Source of all true righteousness;
Thou art evermore the same,
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.
Thou of life the fountain art,
Freely let me take of Thee;
Spring Thou up within my heart;
Rise to all eternity.
“The lyrics speak of a personal and intimate relationship with Christ.
Revealing Jesus as Lover, Protector, and Provider.
Do you know Jesus that intimately???
Are you filled with His Love???
Can you feel His Protection???
Do you rely on Christ’s Provision???” *
Hymnal Bible Verse References:
“Praise be to God
and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the Father of compassion
and the God of all comfort.”
2 Corinthians 1:3
“…and from Jesus Christ,
who is the faithful witness,
the firstborn from the dead,
and the ruler of the kings of the earth.
To Him who loves us
and has freed us from our sins by His blood…”
“You have been a refuge for the poor,
a refuge for the needy in their distress,
a shelter from the storm
and a shade from the heat.
For the breath of the ruthless
is like a storm driving against a wall…”
“Truly my soul finds rest in God;
my salvation comes from Him.
Truly He is my rock and my salvation;
he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.”
“My salvation and my honor depend on God;
He is my mighty rock, my refuge.
Trust in Him at all times, you people;
pour out your hearts to Him,
for God is our refuge.”
Psalm 62: 7-8
“Praise the LORD, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits
who forgives all your sins
and heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit
and crowns you with love and compassion,
who satisfies your desires with good things
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”
“For the director of music.
Of David the servant of the Lord.
He sang to the Lord the words of this song
when the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies
and from the hand of Saul.
‘I love you, Lord, my strength.
The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;
my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
I called to the Lord, who is worthy of praise,
and I have been saved from my enemies.'”
“Jesus is the lover of my soul
Jesus is my only refuge.
Jesus Christ fulfills all our needs and wants.” *
My Lord is the lover of my soul!
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