1 Blessed Jesus, hear my prayer
Upon Thee I cast my care;
Lift the bondage from me now,
While to Thee I humbly bow.
Savior, now my sins forgive,
Bid me come to Thee and live;
Let Thy blood cleanse every stain,
Take my heart and make it clean.
2 Teach me how to trust Thee, Lord,
Teach me how to keep Thy Word;
Teach me how to watch and pray,
How to serve Thee every day.
Blessèd Jesus, Thou art mine,
Pure and holy, just, divine;
Only Thee will I adore,
Praise Thee now and evermore.
Atchinson, Jonathan Bush, born at Wilson, New York, Feb. 17, 1840, and "licensed as a Methodist Preacher," Sept. 6, 1874. Of his hymns the following are the best known:—
1. Behold the stone is rolled away. [Easter.] This was Mr. Atchinson's first hymn. It appeared in the Sunday School Times, Dec. 1874. It is not in use in Great Britain.
2. Fully persuaded, Lord, I believe. [Faith.] Written in 1874 or 1875, and first published in Gospel Hymns, No. 1. It is given in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos, No. 149, with music by W. F. Sherwin.
3. I have read of a beautiful city. [Heaven.] Written about the same time as the former, and published in Gospel Hymns. It is given in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos, No. 4… Go to person page >
Display Title: Blessed Jesus, Hear My PrayerFirst Line: Blessed Jesus, hear my prayerTune Title: WICHITAAuthor: Jonathan B. AtchinsonMeter: 77.77 DSource: Heart and Voice by William F. Sherwin (Cincinnati: John Church, 1881)