One sat alone beside the highway begging

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One sat alone beside the highway begging,
  His eyes were blind, the light he could not see;
He clutched his rags and shivered in the shadows,
  Then Jesus came and bade his darkness flee.
  When Jesus comes the tempter’s pow’r is broken;
  When Jesus comes the tears are wiped away.
He takes the gloom and fills the life with glory,
    For all is changed when Jesus comes to stay.
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From home and friends the evil spirits drove him,
  Among the tombs he dwelt in misery;
He cut himself as demon pow’rs possessed him,
  Then Jesus came and set the captive free.
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“Unclean! unclean!” the leper cried in torment,
  The deaf, the dumb, in helplessness stood near;
The fever raged, disease had gripped its victim,
  Then Jesus came and cast out every fear.
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Their hearts were sad as in the tomb they laid him,
  For death had come and taken him away;
Their night was dark and bitter tears were falling,
  Then Jesus came and night was turned to day.
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So men today have found the Savior able,
  They could not conquer passion, lust and sin;
Their broken hearts had left them sad and lonely,
  Then Jesus came and dwelt, Himself, within.
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Charles Harvey

Aultman, PA, United States

This has my testimony in it. God gets all the glory!


Ivy Bradshaw

Bradford, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

This song brings me back to my teens as a young Christian. It lifts your spirit when feeling low, helping you to make it through each day, knowing you are not alone in your walk of faith.


Letesha Parker

Manchester, NH, United States

I am sick of sinful living. I am tired of this weary way. Christ is shining shining in my heart and revealing His light to guide my way. My husband is sick with fear and disease but I stand one with Christ my Savior that my husband will stand in victory today.


Victor Kim

Guam, GU

Amen to be overcomer.


Alecia Bryan

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PA), United States

My grandmother taught me this song from I was a child...missing her...


G Colegado

Bethesda, Maryland, United States

Eureka, Eureka! I found it in just one type of the title!

I was in search of a song that was reminiscent of the past 36 years when first hearing this from an old Gospel Melodies Hymnbook. Uplifting, Rejuvenated and Revived. Singing, hearing and feeling the lyrics of this song gives healing. Thank You Lord for your mercy. Come Jesus Come!


Audrey McGilvery-Davis

Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales

Love this song -so many memories of part singing with friends in 1950s

So uplifting, when feeling alone and hopeless -Jesus comes . X


Danny Kreiser

Arlington, TN, United States

If the Son therefore shall make you free, you shall be free indeed. hallelujah! There's nothing like knowing Him! Phil. 3:7-10


Mary Graham

Leesville, South Carolina

Thank God for websites like this. I have searched for this hymn and just typed in a few words from the first stanza. The music is very accurate and I am thankful.


Dee Pee

Bracknell, Tasmania, Australia

I know the song and know the experience. All praise to Jesus.