Tag Archives: comfort

No. 53 Yield Not to Temptation

Verse 1:
Yield not to temptation,
For yielding is sin,
Each vict’ry will help you
Some other to win;
Fight manfully onward,
Dark passions subdue,
Look ever to Jesus,
He’ll carry you through.

Ask the Savior to help you,
Comfort, strengthen, and keep you;
He is willing to aid you,
He will carry you through.

Verse 2:
Shun evil companions,
Bad language disdain,
God’s name hold in rev’rence,
Nor take it in vain;
Be thoughtful and earnest,
Kind-hearted and true,
Look ever to Jesus,
He’ll carry you through.

Verse 3:
To him that o’ercometh
God giveth a crown,
Thro’ faith we shall conquer,
Though often cast down;
He who is our Savior,
Our strength will renew,
Look ever to Jesus,
He’ll carry you through.

Words and music by H.R. Palmer


No. 51

No title is given for this hymn, although I believe it is “In the Secret of His Presence”.

Verse 1:
In the secret of His presence,
I am kept from strife of tongues,
His pavilion is around me,
And within are ceaseless songs;
Stormy winds, His words fulfilling,
Beat without, but cannot harm,
For the Master’s voice is stilling
Storm and tempest to a calm.

Verse 2:
In the secret of His presence,
All the darkness disappears,
For a sun that knows no setting,
Throws a rainbow on my fears,
So the day grows ever brighter,
Broadening to the perfect noon,
So the way grows ever brighter,
Heaven is coming near and soon.

Verse 3:
In the secret of His presence,
Nevermore can foes alarm,
In the shadow of the highest,
I can meet them with a song.
For the strong pavilion hides me,
Turns their fiery darts aside,
And I know whate’er betides me,
I shall live because He died.

Verse 4:
In the secret of His presence,
In the sweet, unbroken rest,
Pleasures, joys, in glorious fullness,
Making earth like Eden blest;
So my peace grows deep and deeper,
Widening as it nears the sea,
For my Savior is my keeper,
Keeping mine and keeping me.

Rev. Henry Burton

No. 44 Tell It to Jesus

“To-morrow” is still transitioning to a single word from two.

Verse 1:
Are you weary, are you heavy-hearted?
Tell it to Jesus,
Tell it to Jesus;
Are you grieving over joys departed?
Tell it to Jesus alone.

Tell it to Jesus, tell it to Jesus,
He is a friend that’s well known;
You have no other such a friend or brother,
Tell it to Jesus alone.

Verse 2:
Do the tears flow down your cheeks unbidden?
Tell it to Jesus,
Tell it to Jesus;
Have you sins that to man’s eyes are hidden?
Tell it to Jesus alone.

Verse 3:
Do you fear the gath’ring clouds of sorrow?
Tell it to Jesus,
Tell it to Jesus;
Are you anxious what shall be to-morrow?
Tell it to Jesus alone.

Verse 4:
Are you troubled at the tho’t of dying?
Tell it to Jesus,
Tell it to Jesus;
For Christ’s kingdom are you sighing?
Tell it to Jesus alone.

J.E. Rankin, D.D./E.S. Lorenz


No. 35 Come Into the Light

Verse 1:
Children of the light, why stay in the darkness,
Stumbling along in its gloom and night?
Come to the light, it is shining so brightly,
Come out of the darkness, come into the light,

Come into the light,
Shining so bright,
Shining for thee, for thee;
It will brighten thy light,
It will lighten its strife,
It will fill thy soul with joy.

Verse 2:
Children of the light, Jesus calls you to follow;
Darkness and night fade away at His sight;
Pleasures await, and a bright crown of glory,
Leave all your follies, come into the light.

Verse 3:
It will change your dullness to brightness and beauty;
Even the teardrop shall glitter as gold;
Shadows of earth shall vanish in noon-day,
Warmth and comfort exchange for your cold.

D.C.C/David C. Cook/Harmonized by T.M.T.


No. 28 Give Me Jesus

The spelling of “fulness” in the refrain is as it appears in the hymnal.

Verse 1:
Take the world, but give me Jesus,–
All its joys are but a name;
But His love abideth ever,
Thro’ eternal years the same.

Oh, the height and depth of mercy,
Oh, the length and breadth of love,
Oh, the fulness of redemption,
Pledge of endless life above.

Verse 2:
Take the world, but give me Jesus,
Sweetest comfort of my soul;
With my Savior watching o’er me,
I can sing, tho’ billows roll.

Verse 3:
Take the world, but give me Jesus,
Let me view His constant smile;
Then throughout my pilgrim’s journey
Light will cheer me all the while.

Fanny J. Crosby/Jno. R. Sweney


Oh! had I wings, like a Dove

Verse 1:
Oh! had I wings, like a dove I would fly
Away from this world of care;
My soul would mount to the realms on high,
And seek for a refuge there;
But is there no haven here on earth?
No hope for the wounded breast?
No favored spot where content has birth,
In which I may find a rest?

Verse 2:
Oh, is it not written, “Believe and live?”
The heart by bright hopes allured
Shall find the comfort these words can give,
And be by its faith assured:
Then why should we fear the cold world’s frown,
When truth to the heart is given?
The light of religion to guide us on
In joy to the gates of heaven?

Verse 3:
Oh, yes, there is in Thy holy word–
Thy word which can ne’er depart–
There is a promise of mercy stored
For the lowly and meek of heart:
“My yoke is easy, my burden light,
Then come unto me and rest.”
These are the words of promise stored
For the wounded and wearied breast.

Mary S.B. Dana/Chas. Jefferys


Flee as a Bird

Verse 1:
Flee as a bird to your mountain,
Thou who art weary of sin;
Go to the clear-flowing fountain,
Where you may wash and be clean;
Fly, for th’avenger is near thee,
Call, and the Saviour will hear thee,
He on His bosom will bear thee;
Oh, thou who art weary of sin,
Oh, thou who art weary of sin.

Verse 2:
He will protect thee forever,
Wipe every falling tear;
He will forsake thee, oh, never,
Sheltered so tenderly there!
Haste, then, the hours are flying,
Spend not the moments in sighing,
Cease from you sorrow and crying,
The Saviour will wipe ev’ry tear,
The Saviour will wipe ev’ry tear.

Mary S.B. Dan/Spanish