Written by Charles Wesley in 1740, “Jesus, Lover of My Soul” has long been one of America’s Favorite Hymns. It is considered by many to be one of Wesley’s best, and its lyrics speak to the security and refuge that we find in Jesus.
Even in the midst of tempests and storms, He is our safe haven. In Him we find all that we need: “Thou, O Christ, art all I want, more than all in Thee I find.”
Read about a Civil War drummer boy who found comfort in this hymn in the midst of battle 1
In the Civil War of the 60’s many drummer boys had left school to join the army. One of them, named Tom, was called “the young deacon,” as he was a great favorite and was respected by the soldiers for his religious life.
Both his widowed mother and his sister were dead, so he had gone to war. One day he told the chaplain he had had a dream the night before.