Scripture Verse

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. Proverbs 3:5

Introduction

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Fanny Crosby
1820–1915

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Songs of Joy and Glad­ness, ed­it­ed by Will­iam Mc­Don­ald, Jo­shua Gill et al. (Bo­ston, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Mc­Don­ald & Gill, 1885), num­ber 245.

Music: John R. Swe­ney (🔊 pdf nwc).

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John R. Sweney
1837–1899

Lyrics

Lean sweet­ly on Je­sus, O child of His care,
Each heart throb of ang­uish He wait­eth to share;
Lean sweet­ly on Je­sus when earth skies are dim,
When stars veil their lus­ter, oh, cling thou to Him.

Refrain

O cling thou to Him; O cling thou to Him;
Lean sweet­ly on Je­sus, lean sweet­ly on Je­sus;
Lean sweet­ly on Je­sus, O cling thou to Him.

Lean sweet­ly on Je­sus, He know­eth thy fears;
Lean sweet­ly on Je­sus, He seeth thy tears;
No friend like the Sav­ior so deep­ly can feel,
And though He may wound thee, ’tis on­ly to heal.

Refrain

Lean sweet­ly on Je­sus, O child of His grace,
Nor think for one mo­ment He hid­eth His face;
That soul cheer­ing pro­mise is firm as His throne—
He will not de­sert thee, nor leave thee alone.

Refrain

Lean sweet­ly on Je­sus, O child of His love;
How ten­der­ly o’er thee He bends from above;
How kind­ly and gent­ly He whis­pers to thee—
I am thy Re­deem­er, then rest thou in Me.

Refrain

Lean sweet­ly on Je­sus what­ev­er be­fall;
Go hide in His mer­cy and trust Him for all;
Hold fast to thy an­chor tho’ earth skies are dim,
With faith ne­ver fail­ing, abide thou in Him.

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