Songs in the Key of Grace

Jesus Lover Of My Soul

Jesus Lover Of My Soul

This is a classic text by Charles Wesley set to the music of Joseph Holbrook. The melody is beautiful. This has always been a favorite of mine since my youth.

The great American preacher Henry Ward Beecher stated, “I would rather have written that hymn of Wesley’s … than to have the fame of all the kings that ever sat on earth. It is more glorious. It has more power in it. … But that hymn will go on singing until the last trump brings forth the angel band; and then, I think, it will mount up on some lip to the very presence of God.”

Laura Morin, Piano
Scott Wiest / Larry Farnes, Vocals

Piano: Holli Blankenbiller

Audio: Jesse Blankenbiller


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, 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, oh, 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 defenseless head with the shadow of thy wing.