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Be Thou Supreme

Be Thou supreme, O Jesus Christ

Author: J. Temperley Grey
Published in 2 hymnals

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1. Be Thou supreme, O Jesus Christ,
Nor creed, nor form, nor word,
Nor holy church, nor human love,
Compare with Thee, my Lord.

2. Be Thou supreme, O Jesus Christ,
Thy love has conquered me;
Beneath Thy cross I die to self,
And live alone to Thee.

3. Be Thou supreme, O Jesus Christ,
My inmost being fill;
So shall I think as Thou dost think,
And will as Thou dost will.

4. Be Thou supreme, O Jesus Christ,
Thy life transfigure mine;
And through this veil of mortal flesh,
Lord, let Thy splendors shine.

5. Be Thou supreme, O Jesus Christ,
My soul exults in Thee;
To be Thy slave, to do Thy will,
Is my felicity.

Author: J. Temperley Grey

Born: Circa 1837, near Hexham, Northumberland, England. Died: August 25, 1903, Abbotsford (near Weston-Super-Mere), Somerset, England. Grey, a cleric, visited John Newman in Newman’s last illness. His works include: Lays of Christian Life, 1868 A Village Apostle and Other Verses, 1902  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Be Thou supreme, O Jesus Christ
Title: Be Thou Supreme
Author: J. Temperley Grey
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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