Jesus, holiest, tenderest, dearest

Jesus, holiest, tenderest, dearest

Author: Thomas H. Gill
Published in 8 hymnals

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1 Jesus, holiest, tenderest, dearest,
Loveliest, lowliest, most sublime!
Glorious King of kings yet nearest
To Thy people through all time,
Still abiding,
Mighty in each age, each clime!

2 Change, so potent through the ages,
Hath put forth no power on Thee;
Sages have been and ceased to be;
Still Thou teachest,
Still abides Thy sovereignty.

3 Ages pass, but Thou maintainest
Thy sweet sway, Lord Jesus, now;
Freedom grows, but Still Thou reignest;
Light spreads round, still shinest Thou;
Souls most lofty
To Thy gracious sceptre bow.

4 Never was our Helper nearer
In the strife with sin and wrong,
Never was our Brother dearer,
Never was our King more strong;
Never held’st Thou
Fuller sway o’er life and song.

5 Still the same but more victorious,
With a wider, deeper sway;
Lord than yesterday more glorious
King more mighty than today;
Thus for ever!
More our life, our strength, our stay!

Source: Hymns of the Kingdom of God: with Tunes #120

Author: Thomas H. Gill

Gill, Thomas Hornblower, was born at Bristol Road, Birmingham, Feb. 10th, 1819. His parents belonged to English Presbyterian families which, like many others, had become Unitarian in their doctrine. He was educated at King Edward's Grammar School under Dr. Jeune, afterwards Bishop of Peterborough. He left the school in 1838, and would have proceeded to the University of Oxford, but was prevented by his hereditary Unitarianism (long since given up), which forbade subscription to the Articles of the Church of England then necessary for entrance to the University. This constrained him to lead the life of an isolated student, in which he gave himself chiefly to historical and theological subjects. Hence his life has been singularly devoid of ou… Go to person page >

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First Line: Jesus, holiest, tenderest, dearest
Author: Thomas H. Gill
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The Evangelical Hymnal #128

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