Charles Wesley’s hymn “Jesus, Lover of My Soul” is a timeless text that has been forever in search of a timeless tune. Don’t worry, I’m not suggesting that my new music for the text is the apex of three centuries of “Jesus, Lover” tunes. Just a humble contribution to the fray.
I’ve had a draft of this sitting in my idea folder for a few years now. But a good idea is just a lot of wasted potential until combined with a deadline. In this case, the deadline was a Lent hymn series that will explore a different musical setting of “Jesus, Lover of My Soul” every week. You can read about there series in this Liturgy Lesson while you listen to the MP3 from this week’s service. Email me if you want to see the music.