1 Holy Jesus, Saviour blest,
When by passion strong possest
Through this world of sin we stray,
Thou to guide us art the Way.
2 Holy Lord, when error's night
Dims and blinds our clouded sight,
Through the mists of sin to shine,
Thou dost rise, the Truth divine.
3 Holy Jesus, when our power
Fails us in temptation's hour,
All unequal to the strife,
Thou to aid us art the Life.
4 Who would reach the heavenly home,
Who would to the Father come,
Who the Father's presence see,
Jesus, he must come by Thee.
5 Channel of the Father's grace,
Image of the Father's face,
Saviour blest, incarnate Son,
With the Father thou art One.
6 Glory to the Father be,
Glory, only Son, to Thee;
And, of equal power confest,
Glory to the Spirit blest.
Source: Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #229
Holy Jesus, Saviour blest. Bishop R. Mant. [Jesus the Way, Truth, & Life.] First published in his Ancient Hymns, &c., as one of the originals appended thereto, 1837, p. 134, in 6 stanza of four line, and headed, "Hymn commemorative of 'The Way, the Truth, and the Life'" (edition 1871, p. 225). It is altered in several instances, as in the Cooke and Denton Hymnal, 1853; the Appendix to the Hymnal Noted, 1862, "Holy Jesus, Saviour bless'd."
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
Holy Jesus, Saviour blest, p. 531, i. This hymn was first published in Bp. Mant's Holydays of the Church, vol. i. 1828, and then in his Ancient Hymns, &c, 1837.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)