This past Sunday morning my husband was a guest preacher at a church in our area. It was so nice to listen to someone else play the piano and to sing with the congregation. Not only that but also about three of the songs chosen were favourites of mine.
The first one was “Our Great Saviour”. I love playing this song. It is very pretty. But more than that I enjoy the lyrics. They remind me that no matter what I am facing Jesus is there to help me. I’ve turned to this song more than once when faced with some sorrow. I’ve written it out long hand and included it in a condolence letter to a friend whose four-month-old baby had just died. She said it was an encouragement.
Here are the lyrics to this song and a YouTube video in case you don’t know how it sounds.
Jesus! what a friend for sinners!
Jesus! lover of my soul;
Friends may fail me, foes assail me,
He, my Savior, makes me whole.
Hallelujah! what a Savior!
Hallelujah! what a friend!
Saving, helping, keeping, loving,
He is with me to the end.
Jesus! what a strength in weakness!
Let me hide myself in Him;
Tempted, tried, and sometimes failing,
He, my strength, my vict’ry wins. [Refrain]
Jesus! what a help in sorrow!
While the billows o’er me roll,
Even when my heart is breaking,
He, my comfort, helps my soul. [Refrain]
Jesus! what a guide and keeper!
While the tempest still is high,
Storms about me, night o’ertakes me,
He, my pilot, hears my cry. [Refrain]
Jesus! I do now receive Him,
More than all in Him I find,
He hath granted me forgiveness,
I am His, and He is mine. [Refrain]
Baptist Hymnal, 1991
Do you have a favourite hymn that comforts you?