3379. Jesus, My Only Hope

1. Jesus, my only hope, friend ever dear,
Bend to my earnest prayer Thy gracious ear;
Come from Thy throne above, come and my dross remove,
Fill me with perfect love, Savior, to Thee.

2. Jesus, my only hope, grant me Thy grace,
Teach me in joy and pain Thy hand to trace;
Keep Thou my heart in peace, bid ev’ry murmur cease,
Come and my faith increase, Savior, in Thee.

3. Jesus, my only hope, Jesus, my King,
Help me with heart and voice Thy praise to sing;
Now let Thy beams divine bright o’er my pathway shine,
Draw me, O Savior mine, closer to Thee.

4. Jesus, my only hope, be Thou my guest;
Under Thy mighty wings, O let me rest,
Rest till the angel band home to the promised land
Bears me at Thy command, Savior, to Thee.

Text Information
First Line: Jesus, my only hope, friend ever dear
Title: Jesus, My Only Hope
Author: Frances Jane (Fanny) Crosby (1886)
Language: English
Source: On Joyful Wing, by John R. Sweney & William Kirkpatrick (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: John J. Hood, 1886)
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tune: BETHANY (MASON), Lowell Mason, 1856
Tune Information
Name: BUDA
Composer: William James Kirkpatrick
Incipit: 54654 33243 54654
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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