Scripture Verse

I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me. John 14:6

Introduction

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Wilbur F. Crafts
1850–1922

Words: Wil­bur F. Crafts, in Songs of Grace and Glo­ry, ed­it­ed by Will­iam Sher­win & Si­las Vail (New York: Hor­ace Wa­ters & Son, 1874), num­ber 104.

Music: Will­iam F. Sher­win (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William F. Sherwin
1826–1888

Lyrics

Weary of walking alone,
Long heavy laden with sin,
Toiling all night without Christ,
Rest for my soul shall I win?

Refrain

Leaning on Jesus,
Leaning on Jesus,
One whom He loveth,
I walk at His side;
Leaning in trust
On the arms everlasting,
Leaning in peace
On the heart of my guide.

Fearing to stand for my Lord,
Trembling for weakness in prayer,
Yet on the bosom divine,
Losing each sorrow and fear.

Refrain

Anxious no longer for self,
Shrinking no longer from pain,
Leaning on Jesus alone,
He all my care will sustain.

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Leaning, I walk in the Way;
Leaning, the Truth I shall know;
Leaning on heart throbs of Christ,
Safe into Life I may go.

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