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Methodist Hymn and Tune Book, 1918075
Jesus, My Savior, Brother, FriendRev. Charles Wesley (1707-1788)

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
075Winchester NewFrom Musikalisches Handbuch, Hamburg, 1690Long Meter (

1Jesus, my Savior, Brother, Friend,
On Whom I cast my every care,
On Whom for all things I depend,
Inspire, and then accept, my prayer.
2If I have tasted of Thy grace,
The grace that sure salvation brings,
If with me now Thy Spirit stays,
And hovering hides me in His wings.
3Still let Him with my weakness stay,
Nor for a moment’s space depart;
Evil and danger turn away,
And keep till He renews my heart.
4When to the right or left I stray,
His voice behind me may I hear,
“Return, and walk in Christ, thy way;
Fly back to Christ; for sin is near.”
5His sacred unction from above
Be still my comforter and guide;
Till all the hardness He remove,
And in my loving heart reside.
6Jesus, I fain would walk in Thee,
From nature’s every path retreat;
Thou art my Way, my Leader be,
And set upon the rock my feet.
7Uphold me, Savior, or I fall;
O reach me out Thy gracious hand!
Only on Thee for help I call,
Only by faith in Thee I stand. Amen.
2 Timothy4:5But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.