14913. This Same Jesus

1 "This same Jesus!" Oh! how sweetly
Fall those words upon the ear,
Like a swell of far off music,
In a night watch still and drear.

This same Jesus! this same Jesus!
Bless the Master’s changeless name;
Yesterday, today, forever,
Jesus Christ is still the same.

2 He who healed he hopeless leper,
He who dried the widow’s tear;
He who changed to health and gladness,
Helpless suffering, trembling fear; [Refrain]

3 He who wandered, poor and homeless,
By the stormy Galilee;
He who on the night-robed mountain
Bent in prayer the wearied knee; [Refrain]

4 He who spoke as none had spoken,
Angel wisdom far above,
All-forgiving, ne’er upbraiding,
Full of tenderness and love. [Refrain]

5 He who gently called the weary
Come, and I will give you rest!
He who loved the little children,
Took them in His arms and blest; [Refrain]

6 He, the lonely Man of Sorrows,
’Neath our sin-curse bending low;
By His faithless friends forsaken
In the darkest hours of woe; [Refrain]

7 This same Jesus! When the vision
Of that last and awful day
Bursts upon the prostrate spirit,
Like a midnight lightning ray. [Refrain]

8 When, else dimly apprehended,
All its terrors seem revealed,
Trumpet-knell and fiery heavens,
And the books of of doom unsealed; [Refrain]

9 Then, we lift our hearts adoring
This same Jesus, loved and known,
Him, our own most gracious Savior,
Seated on the great white throne; [Refrain]

10 He Himself, and not another,
He for whom your heart-love yearned,
Through long years of twilight waiting,
To His ransomed ones returned! [Refrain]

11 For this word, O Lord, we bless Thee,
Bless our Master’s changeless name;
Yesterday, today, for ever,
Jesus Christ is still the same. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: "This same Jesus!" Oh! how sweetly
Title: This Same Jesus
Author: Frances R. Havergal, 1836-1879
Refrain First Line: This same Jesus! this same Jesus!
Meter: 87.87 D
Language: English
Source: The Ministry of Song (3rd. ed.) (London: James Nisbet, 1872); Refrain: Carmina Centum by Samuel Morrison (Boston: J. M. Russell, 1882)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Anonymous
Meter: 87.87 D
Key: D Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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