I Have Been Alone With Jesus


I have been alone with Jesus, with my head upon his breast,
For I was so very weary, that I waited there to rest.
I have been alone with Jesus, and he bade me stay awhile,
And I felt it very precious, in the sunshine of his smile.

Refrain:
I’ve been alone with Jesus,
My blessed, blessed Jesus,
I’ve been alone with Jesus,
In the sunshine of his smile.

With a trembling heart I told him, while with joy I lingered there,
All the burden of my sorrow and my heavy weight of care;
How the voice of Satan’s whisp’rings often called me into sin,
And I asked him if I might not stay forever there with Him. [Refrain]

Shall I tell you what he told me, while I still was waiting there?
For it took away my trouble, and it took away my care.
O he told me how he lov’d me, tho’ a wayward, erring child,
And I felt so very happy, as he look’d on me and smil’d. [Refrain]

Then he told me I was welcome, evermore with him to stay,
And he said that he would never cast his loving child away,
“Lo!” he said, “I am thy Saviour, as a rock I firmly stand,
Come and rest beneath my shadow, in this weary, thirsty land.” [Refrain]