One sat alone beside the highway begging

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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.

Leticia Wyche

Airway Heights, WA, United States

I love this song my favorite since I was young.

Marietta Alexander

Everett, Washington, United States

Was reading in Mark 10 as Jesus approached Jericho, they came upon Bartimaeus, a blind man, who was begging along the road side. Then, I felt the Holy Spirit bring this song to my remembrance. I thought all the Billy Graham crusades where I had heard it sung. When Jesus comes powers of the evil one are broken. Jesus is our only hope in such a perverted world. He alone can set us free from sin.

Paul Tsika

Midfield, Texas, United States

I first heard this song sung by Lester Roloff in 1971 after I came to Christ. I often think of those precious words, "when Jesus comes the temptors power is broken." Sadly I have often failed my Lord, but gladly He has NEVER failed me.



What a wonderful Saviour Jesus is.

John Clark

Graham, NC, United States

Precious words. True words. Jesus is the answer for all the ills of mankind.