True Stories Behind the Hymn Jesus Lover Of My Soul
“The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and He knoweth them that trust in Him.” ~Nahum 1:7
The hymn “Jesus Lover Of My Soul” was written by Charles Wesley, an English hymn writer, poet, and preacher who lived from 1707 to 1788.
One of the greatest hymn writers of the Christian tradition, Charles Wesley penned over 6ooo hymns.
“Jesus Lover of My Soul” is treasured as his finest hymn and has been translated into almost every known language.
Though it was first published in 1740, it was not until after Charle’s had died that his beautiful hymn became well known and loved.
Many stories abound regarding the inspiration for the hymn.
According to one story, in the late fall of 1736 on his way back from a brief sojourn in the United States, the ship that Charles was on got caught in a terrible storm.
He and the rest of the passengers must have endured a horrible trial of sheer terror and uncertainty.
Author Kenneth Osbeck writes….
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