My Soul Will Overcome

Helpless I come to Jesus' blood

Author: Robert Lowry
Tune: [Helpless I come to Jesus' blood]
Published in 23 hymnals

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Representative Text

1. Helpless I come to Jesus’ blood,
And all myself resign;
I lose my weakness in that flood,
And gather strength divine.

My soul will overcome by the blood of the Lamb,
My soul will overcome by the blood of the Lamb;
Overcome, overcome,
Overcome by the blood of the Lamb.

2. ’Tis Jesus gives me life within,
And nerves me for the fray;
He spoiled the hosts of death and sin,
And took their pow’r away. [Refrain]

3. Tho’ clouds of conflict hide my view,
And foes are fierce and strong,
In Jesus’ name I’ll struggle thro’,
And enter Heav’n with song. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #4467

Author: Robert Lowry

Robert Lowry was born in Philadelphia, March 12, 1826. His fondness for music was exhibited in his earliest years. As a child he amused himself with the various musical instruments that came into his hands. At the age of seventeen he joined the First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, and soon became an active worker in the Sunday-school as teacher and chorister. At the age of twenty-two he gave himself to the work of the ministry, and entered upon a course of study at the University of Lewisburg, Pa. At the age of twenty-eight he was graduated with the highest honors of his class. In the same year of his graduation, he entered upon the work of the ministry. He served as pastor at West Chester, Pa., 1851-1858; in New York City, 1859-1861;… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Helpless I come to Jesus' blood
Title: My Soul Will Overcome
Author: Robert Lowry
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #4467
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Instances (1 - 23 of 23)
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Chautauqua Carols #105

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Crowning Day No. 5 #56

Glad Tidings for Sunday Schools, Revival Meetings #d36

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Gospel Hymn and Tune Book #368

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Gospel Hymns No. 4 #22

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Gospel Hymns Nos. 1 to 6 #210

Gospel Music #d47

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Gospel Music #55

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Hymn Service for the Sunday School #39

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Hymns New and Old, No. 2 #150

New Century Carols #87

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On Wings of Song #187

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Rich in Blessing #112

Sacred Songs for the Baptist Young People's Union 10th International Convention #29

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Select Gems #34

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Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #154

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Songs of the Kingdom #126

Sweet Harmonies (A New Song Book) #d50


The Cyber Hymnal #4467

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The Great Awakening #126

The Praise Hymnal #400

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Welcome Tidings #100

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Zion's Delight #146

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