“Jesus! Lover of my Soul”

A hymn written by Charles Wesley


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 Saviour, 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 defenceless head
          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.
Just and Holy is Thy name,
          I am all unrighteousness;
Vile and full of sin I am,
          Thou art full of truth and grace.


Plenteous grace with Thee is found —
          Grace to pardon 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.