It Is Jesus

Behold, one cometh in the way

Author: Thomas O. Chisholm
Tune: [Behold! One cometh in the way] (Gabriel)
Published in 23 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Behold! One cometh in the way,
In humble garments clad;
The poorest of the poor is He,
No pillow for His head.
The hungry, weary, sick and sad
In crowds about Him press,-
To ev'ry one He gives relief,-
What manner of man is this?

It is Jesus, it is Jesus,
The Man of Galilee;
It is Jesus, blessed Jesus,
Who died on Calvary.

2 What words of truth and grace He spoke,
Ne'er heard on earth before:
The burdened sinner hears that voice,
And fells His sins no more.
He calls the dead to life again,
Bids winds and billows cease,-
None other man such works hath done,-
What manner of man is this? [Chorus]

3 They lead Him forth to Calvary,-
O see Him bleed and die!
His parched lips are pleading now
For those who crucify!
His head is bowed, the cup has passed,
His Spirit finds release,-
He suffered thus for you and me,-
What manner of man is this? [Chorus]

4 But lo! what wondrous thing is done?
The grave has lost its dead!
to weeping ones He reappears,
When all their hope had fled.
He lingers but a little while,
To comfort and to bless;
The Heav'ns receive Him from their sight,-
What manner of man is this? [Chorus]

Source: The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #207

Author: Thomas O. Chisholm

Thomas O. Chisholm was born in Franklin, Kentucky in 1866. His boyhood was spent ona farm and in teaching district schools. He spent five years as editor of the local paper at Franklin. He was converted to Christianity at the age of 26 and soon after was business manager and office editor of the "Pentecostal Hearld" or Louisville, Ky. In 1903 he entered the ministry of the M. E. Church South. His aim in writing was to incorporate as much as Scripture as possible and to avoid flippant or sentimental themes. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Behold, one cometh in the way
Title: It Is Jesus
Author: Thomas O. Chisholm
Refrain First Line: It is Jesus, it is Jesus
Copyright: Public Domain



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