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.
Eromosele Rock Freeman

Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria

My Christian life got rooted singing this songs. The lyrics are so comforting, so apt, taking you through the Bible: Blind Bartimaeus healing, the Gadarene demonic, the healing of lepers, and all manner of diseases, man's inability, God's awesome ability to heal, to transform our gloomy situations. Bringing His glory upon our lives when He comes. Thank you Jesus. Hallelujah! 🙌


Accra, Ghana

This is such a great song

Very motivational


Glenville, New York, United States

This song was going around in my head for weeks. I could only remember part of the melody and a few words “When Jesus comes, the tempers power is broken, when Jesus comes all tears are washed away”. So I googled the few words and up comes the song, amazing! ... Now I am sitting next to my wife who we just brought back from the hospital, it’s so good to have her back. The song is such a comfort to me. “When Jesus comes the tempter has to flee, thank you Jesus”. ...

Rejoice Njanji

Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

He surely takes the gloom and fills our lives with glory and all is changed when Jesus comes to stay. I grew up singing this song in church, it just came across my mind now as I am preparing for my midnight prayer. Thank you for the lyrics I no longer have my hard copy song book with it.. God bless

Deun Weekes

United Kingdom

What a blessing what a blessing 🙌🙌🙌I praise God, thank you Jesus for these words of strength and encouragement and joy and peace and comfort. Hallelujah to the Lamb of God. Praise the Lord 🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌

Only the Holy Spirit can give anyone the anointing to write like this, nothing else can, no one else will!!!!!!! The anointing is definitely upon this song.

Thank you for the posting this song, The Lord bless you for your faithfulness.

Damilola Adelodun Ayeni

Shomolu, Lagos, Nigeria

Thanks for the evergreen song. Never loose its power as Jesus blood would never lose its power

Elvis Emuwahen

Cesena, FC, Italy

This song is a wonder to my soul, I love it so much.

Peggy Burdsall

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Sometimes, days are hard & the night is even harder. This song came to me in the middle of last night -can't remember when I last heard it- but it brought such peace! "He takes the gloom and fills the life with glory, for all is changed, when Jesus comes to stay!" And He does, He stays!

Daniel Yakubu

Yenagoa, Bayelsa, Nigeria

Thanks for making available this lyrics.

I was just meditating this morning, about how I so much need the presence of God in my life. The presence of God gives strength. His presence dispels the fears from the enemy. When God is in our lives, the tempter will not have edge over us, to make us yield. OH LORD, I JUST WANT YOUR CONSISTENT ABIDING PRESENCE IN MY LIFE. I NEED MORE OF YOU IN MY LIFE.

This morning, the lines of this song came to my mind. Because I don't know it fully I had to search through.

Thanks for making it available.

Dean Willett

Summerville, South Carolina, United States

Here we are, in the middle of the worst pandemic of our lives. The fate of the economy seems uncertain. Many people out of work. Businesses are closing by the thousands. Anxiety is out of control. As I pondered these things, this song came into my head. It must have been 55-60 years since I heard my mom singing it as she did chores. I couldn’t remember the words, so I did this search. Thank you so much! The song touched me deep inside! May God get the Glory He deserves!