39b. Sharpsburg

1. Blest Jesus while in mortal flesh
I hold my frail abode
Still would my spirit rest on Thee,
My Savior and my God.

2. On Thy dear cross I fix my eyes,
My trust on Thee complete,
Till love dissolves my inmost soul
At my Redeemer’s feet.

3. Be dead my heart, to worldly charms,
Be dead to ev’ry sin;
And tell the boldest foe without
That Jesus reigns within.

Text Information
First Line: Blest Jesus, while in mortal flesh
Title: Sharpsburg
Author: Philip Doddridge (1755)
Publication Date: 1991
Meter: C. M.
Tune Information
Co-composer: J. P. Reese (1869)
Co-composer: J. A. Shell ( 1869)
Meter: C. M.
Key: D Major