1. Jesus, blessèd Savior, help us now to raise
Songs of glad thanksgiving, songs of holy praise.
Oh, how kind and gracious Thou hast always been!
Oh, how many blessings every day has seen!
Jesus, blessèd Savior, now our praises hear,
For Thy grace and favor crowning all the year.
2. Jesus, holy Savior, only Thou canst tell
How we often stumbled, how we often fell!
All our sins (so many!) Savior, Thou dost know:
In Thy blood most precious wash us white as snow.
Jesus, blessèd Savior, keep us in Thy fear,
Let Thy grace and favor pardon all the year.
3. Jesus, loving Savior, only Thou dost know
All that may befall us as we onward go;
So we humbly pray Thee, take us by the hand,
Lead us ever upward to the better land.
Jesus, blessèd Savior, keep us ever near,
Let Thy grace and favor shield us all the year.
4. Jesus, precious Savior, make us all Thine own,
Make us Thine forever, make us Thine alone.
Let each day, each moment of this glad new year,
Be for Jesus only, Jesus, Savior dear.
Then, O blessèd Savior, never need we fear:
For Thy grace and favor crown our bright New Year.
Havergal, Frances Ridley, daughter of the Rev. W. H. Havergal, was born at Astley, Worcestershire, Dec. 14, 1836. Five years later her father removed to the Rectory of St. Nicholas, Worcester. In August, 1850, she entered Mrs. Teed's school, whose influence over her was most beneficial. In the following year she says, "I committed my soul to the Saviour, and earth and heaven seemed brighter from that moment." A short sojourn in Germany followed, and on her return she was confirmed in Worcester Cathedral, July 17, 1853. In 1860 she left Worcester on her father resigning the Rectory of St. Nicholas, and resided at different periods in Leamington, and at Caswall Bay, Swansea, broken by visits to Switzerland, Scotland, and North Wales. She died… Go to person page >
Display Title: Jesus, Blessèd SaviorFirst Line: Jesus, blessèd Savior, help us now to raiseTune Title: HERMASAuthor: Frances R. HavergalSource: Written at Leamington, England; Printed in the Dayspring Magazine, January 1873; Published in Life Chords, 1880