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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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