Oft My Heart Has Bled With Sorrow

Oft my heart has bled with sorrow,
Not a friend my grief to share;
But I yielded, Christ to follow,
And He took my load of care.

Is there here a soul in trouble?
Whosoever needs a friend,
Jesus’ love your heart will gladden,
Bless and keep you to the end.

Once I sighed for peace and pleasure,
Felt a painful void within;
Life was gloomy, death a terror,
Till my soul was saved from sin. [Refrain]

All this world is dark and dreary,
And the soul, designed for light,
Must be sad and lost forever,
While it gropes in sinful night. [Refrain]

Sin made all my life so bitter,
Jesus makes it sweet and pure;
Now I’m free from every fetter,
Blest with peace forevermore. [Refrain]

Hymnal of the Church of God, (Timeless Truths)