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Jesus, only Jesus

Be our joyful song today

Author: Selina P. Pearce
Published in 6 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1. Be our joyful song today,
Jesus, only Jesus,
He who took our sins away,
Jesus, only Jesus;
Name with every blessing rife,
Be our joy and hope thro’ life,
Be our strength in every strife,
Jesus, only Jesus.

2. Once we wandered far from God,
Knowing not of Jesus,
Treading still the downward road,
Leading far from Jesus.
Till the Spirit taught us how,
’Neath the Savior’s yoke to bow,
And we fain would follow now,
Jesus, only Jesus.

3. Be our trust thro’ years to come,
Jesus, only Jesus.
Password to the heav’nly home,
Jesus, only Jesus;
When from sin and sorrow free,
On thro’ all eternity,
This our theme and song shall be,
Jesus, only Jesus.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #3278

Author: Selina P. Pearce

Pearce, Selina P., an American Baptist hymn-writer, and author of "Be our joyful song to-day" (Jesus Only), and a Mission hymn, “Hark, 'tis the voice of gladness," is the daughter of a Baptist Minister at Marietta, Ohio, was born at Lowell, Ohio, Dec. 29, 1845. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Be our joyful song today
Title: Jesus, only Jesus
Author: Selina P. Pearce



The Cyber Hymnal #3278
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The Cyber Hymnal #3278

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