Jesus, Lover of My Soul
New musical setting (SATB hymn) by Fen FrehnerText: Charles Wesley, 1707-1788
As I was inspecting the text, “Jesus, Lover of My Soul” (by Charles Wesley) one day, I toyed with thought about what musical setting would best fit my plans for it. Things didn’t get very far until I decided that I would treat it as a plea.
Currently, only a hymn format is available (by request), although I may write an arrangement that includes accompaniment. In its typical hymn format, there aren't really dynamics shown, but there are numerous opportunities for dynamic treatment of the music.
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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,Till the storm of life is past.Safe into the haven guide;Oh, receive my soul at last.
2. 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 headWith the shadow of thy wing.
3.Plenteous grace with thee is found,Grace to cover all my sin;Let the healing streams abound;Make and keep pure within.Thou of life the fountain art,Freely let me take of thee;Spring thou up within my heart,Rise to all eternity.
Text: Charles Wesley, 1707-1788