Jesus, Lover of My Soul

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Music by Joseph Parry
Lyrics by Charles Wesley

VERSE 1

Em              B7 Em 
Jesus, lover of my soul,

    B7 Em B7  Em    B7 
Let me to Thy bosom fly,

Em                 B7   Em 
While the nearer waters roll,

B     Em  G  D    Em    B7 Em 
While the tempest still is high.

C    G   C D  G  D7   G 
Hide me, O my Savior, hide,

Em   B   Em    D  G    F#7 Bm 
Till the storm of life is  past;

C      G      Em Am B 
Safe into the haven guide;

Em                B7 Em 
O receive my soul at last.

VERSE 2

Em                B7 Em 
Other refuge have I  none;

      B7 Em  B7   Em      B7 
Hangs my helpless soul on Thee;

Em                      B7 Em 
Leave, ah! leave me not alone,

B     Em G    D   Em B7   Em 
Still support and comfort me.

C   G  C     D  G    D7 G 
All my trust on Thee is stayed,

Em  B  Em   D    G    F#7 Bm 
All my help from Thee I   bring;

C     G    Em   Am   B 
Cover my defenseless head

Em                 B7  Em 
With the shadow of Thy wing.

VERSE 3

Em                      B7 Em 
Thou, O Christ! art all I  want;

     B7   Em  B7 Em     B7 
More than all in Thee I find;

Em                      B7  Em 
Raise the fallen, cheer the faint,

B    Em  G     D   Em   B7  Em 
Heal the sick, and lead the blind.

C    G   C D  G  D7  G 
Just and holy is Thy name,

Em B  Em  D G    F#7 Bm 
I  am all unrighteousness;

C        G       Em  Am B 
Vile and full of sin I  am,

Em                     B7  Em 
Thou art full of truth and grace.

VERSE 4

Em                        B7 Em 
Plenteous grace with Thee is found,

      B7 Em B7 Em     B7 
Grace to cover all my sin;

Em                      B7 Em 
Let the healing streams abound,

B    Em  G    D  Em   B7  Em 
Make and keep me pure within.

C    G  C    D   G   D7   G 
Thou of life the fountain art,

Em  B  Em  D  G    F#7 Bm 
Freely let me take of  Thee;

C           G      Em Am B 
Spring Thou up within my heart,

Em              B7 Em 
Rise to all eternity.

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Chords

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Instrument Chords
Banjo A Minor B Major B7 B Minor C Major D Major D7 E Minor F#7 G Major
Guitar A Minor B Major B7 B Minor C Major D Major D7 E Minor F#7 G Major
Mandolin A Minor B Major B7 B Minor C Major D Major D7 E Minor F#7 G Major
Piano A Minor B Major B7 B Minor C Major D Major D7 E Minor F#7 G Major
Ukulele A Minor B Major B7 B Minor C Major D Major D7 E Minor F#7 G Major