Blessed Jesus, God the Word

Blessed Jesus, God the Word

Author: J. N. Folwell
Tune: [Blessed Jesus, God the Word]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Blessed Jesus, God the Word,
Sinner’s Saviour, Friend and Lord,
With my sinful heart distressed,
Lo, I come to Thee for rest.

Refrain:
Lend, O Lord, a list’ning ear,
Drive away my doubt and fear;
At Thy feet I lay my plea:
Thou, O Christ, didst die for me.

2 Take away my guilt and shame,
On my heart inscribe Thy name;
Like Thy nature make my own,
Let Thy blood for me atone. [Refrain]

3 Make me feel Thee ever nigh,
Draw my heart to Thee on high;
Be Thou my supreme delight,
Help me walk as in Thy sight. [Refrain]

4 By Thy Spirit let me be
Sanctified, to dwell with Thee;
Then, with all the hosts above,
Will I praise redeeming love. [Refrain]

Source: The Bright Array #144

Author: J. N. Folwell

Folwell, Joseph N. (Philadelphia, June 1, 1827--November 13, 1909, Kingston, New Jersey). Baptist. Born into a Quaker family, Folwell became a Baptist in 1847 and shortly thereafter began to study for the ministry. Attended Bucknell University, but was forced to leave during his junior year due to illness. Received honorary M.A. from Madison University, Hamilton, New York. Pastorates at Roadstown, NJ, 1851; Philadelphia, 1852; Ithaca, NY, 1868-1869; Brooklyn, NY, 1870-1882; Bayonne City, NJ, 1886; Westfield, NJ, 1887; Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1888-1889; Camden, NJ, 1892-1896; Kingston, NJ, 1898, 1902-1909; Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, 1899-1900; Jersey City, NJ, 1901. Author of Baptist Catechism for Families and Sunday Schools (Ithaca, 1866).… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Blessed Jesus, God the Word
Author: J. N. Folwell
Refrain First Line: Lend, O Lord, a listening ear



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