Jesus, Lover of My Soul (igrace version)

This is a newish RUF version that we have been singing recently that is one of the more congregational indelible grace songs.  Greg Thompson, pastor of Trinity Presbyterian in Charlottesville, Va retuned this text when he was the RUF pastor at UVA.  The leadsheet below is our congregational version that simplifies the leadsheet at the igrace hymnal.  Red Mountain Music also recorded a version on Depth of Mercy. Good back story on this text at The Hymnary.

Jesus, Lover of My Soul
mp3 | chord chart | leadsheet | igrace hymnal

1. 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,
’Til life’s storm is past;
Safe into the haven guide;
Receive my soul at last.

2. Other refuge have I none,
I helpless, hang on Thee;
Leave, oh leave me not alone,
Support and comfort me.
All my trust on Thee is stayed,
All help from Thee I bring;
Cover my defenseless head
In the shadow of Thy wing.

3. Thou, O Christ, are all I want,
Here more than all 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;
False and full of sin I am;
Thou art full of truth and grace.

4. 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,
Let me take of Thee;
Spring Thou up within my heart;
For all eternity.

words: Charles Wesley
music: © 2000 Greg Thompson Music.

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  1. This has been THE hymn (with this tune) that has had enduring value among our people in Denver. Our teenagers love it. Our 80-year-olds love it. Hope Greg Thompson continues his work, because he’s good at it.

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