Jesus, lover of my soul

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;
O receive my soul at last.
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 head
With the shadow of Thy wing.
Thou, O Christ, art all I want;
More than all in Thee I find;
Raise the fallen, cheer the faint,
Heal the sick and lead the blind.
Just and holy is Thy name,
I am all unrighteousness;
Vile and full of sin I am,
Thou art full of truth and grace.
Plenteous grace with Thee is found,
Grace to cover all my sin;
Let the healing streams abound;
Make and keep me pure within.
Thou of life the fountain art,
Freely let me take of Thee;
Spring Thou up within my heart,
Rise to all eternity.
Joshua Penner

Anaheim, Califormia, United States

Last night, I dreamt singing this song. It has been forever since I last sang this song. The Lord knows our need! Jesus is the lover of our soul, no other refuge have we!


New South Wales, Australia

I know I am in the good company of many different people in many parts of the world, while listening to, and musing about the words of this most precious hymn (labeling it as merely a song does not do it justice). They certainly don't write hymns like this anymore

Remember everybody: only in Christ are we all brothers and sisters.

Julianne Boyce

Catlett, VA, United States

This song keeps me hanging on when I feel I have no one in this world who genuinely wants to help me or comfort me. I am reminded that He is always there. To protect, to love and to save me.

Queen Esther

Tallahassee, Florida, United States

"Cover my defenseless head with the shadow of Thy wing". This song was my anchor when I was not married. Are you alone or feeling alone I pray the Lord through this song will minister to you. He did it for me He will do it for you.


Atlanta, GA - Georgia, United States

This song comfort and gives me hope. Listening to this song makes me remember that there is one person that loves me more than anyone in this world, and WHO is willing to help and take all my sins, worries away. I am madly in love with Jesus Christ because He first loved me. I am thankful to have such a faithful friend (Him) whom I tell everything without being afraid of betrayal. <3 <3

Joseph Ithai

Meru, Kenya

I can't stop singing it again and again.

So touching and a genuine cry for help.

Anthony Abambire

Kumasi, Bosomtwe Road, Ghana

Leave oh leave me not alone.....

I feel pains and cries a lot when I remember my past. I won election in the university as a hall president and from then I have never had peace. Huge amount of Debt came my way and I was being searched for the money by the Management of the school. it became a burden for me but I had no option than to visit about three different lesser gods for a solution to my problem. they asked me to bring and pay some amount of money in which I did but never seen any results. they rather took away the little I had and my problem became worse.

I realized I had someone that can save me from all my burden (JESUS CHRIST) so I prayed to Him and things begin to change. even though I haven’t been able to pay the millions of money I owe but I have peace now.

I listened to this song today and I know all these will one day be a testimony to me.

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 head

With the shadow of Thy wing.

Ifeanyi Uhuegbu

London, United Kingdom

Oh what a way to remind mankind of his weaknesses and mortality? When we accept our weaknesses, He fills us with His power. The tune and lyrics convey the messages of the hymn effectively. It can only be the Holy spirit that has inspired this. Every stanza is overtly rich with messages of God's love and His ever loving calls for the sinner to come to Him. I am well blessed. At a point I felt like crying.

Toyin Diyan

London, United Kingdom

Jesus lover of my soul. I respond to Your love today. I open my entire being to You. I give You my spirit and soul and body for the building up of Your Body, Your Church. Amen.


Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Been facing challenges of late, since 2 2 Aug 2018, in SA. was attacked by robbers, next my car battery was stolen, next my car immobiliser stopped to work, next my car was hit by someone driving a bakkie while parking my car my friend's yard, the person who smashed mey car threatened me and my family if we report to the police, my neighbours stood with him, I am a Zimbabwean in SA. So they took advantage of that, he sent gangsters to threaten us, in the mean time my wife not feeling well, having paid the money to a private doc, he didn't do what we requested, rather did otherwise and the money is gone.... All this in a space of 2 weeks.... I then remembered this hymn, went into my bedroom, sang it passionately and prayed.