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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

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full 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



Instances (1 - 23 of 23)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Messenger for Jesus #d25
Assembly Songs: for use in evangelistic services, Sabbath schools, young peoples societies, devotional meetings, and the home #116Page Scan
Coronation Hymns #188
Crowns of Rejoicing #d20
Diadems: a collection of religious songs, new and old, for the church and Sunday school #188Page Scan
Great Revival Hymns #126Page Scan
Harvest of Light #d19
Herald of Praise #153Page Scan
Hosanna in the Highest, Gypsy Smith's Campaign Song Book #d16
Inspiring Hymns #d31
Joy to the World: for the Church and Sunday School #197Page Scan
Make Christ King: a selection of high class gospel music for use in general worship and special evangelistic meetings #116AudioPage Scan
Make Christ King: combined: a selection of high class gospel hymns for use in general worship and special evangelistic meetings #159Page Scan
Service Songs for Young People's Societies, Sunday Schools and Church Prayer Meetings #60Page Scan
The Cyber Hymnal #10511TextScoreAudio
The Golden Sheaf No. 2: a collection of gospel hymns, new and old, responsive readings, hymns for the Sunday school, young people's societies, male voices, choruses, and general worship #81Page Scan
The New Make Christ King #d20
The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #207TextPage Scan
The Very Best: Songs for the Sunday School #82Page Scan
The World Evangel #187Page Scan
Triumphant Joy #d23
Wonderful Jesus and Other Songs #140
World-wide Revival Hymns #d26
Exclude 22 pre-1979 instances
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