1 Jesus is my loving Saviour, He is so precious to me;
O, how I love and adore Him for all His mercies so free;
When I was lost on the mountains barren and dark and cold,
He sought the sheep that was straying, He bro’t me back to the fold.
Jesus, Jesus, dearer than all to me,
Jesus, Jesus, Thine, only Thine I’ll be;
Where Thou dost lead I will follow,
Where’er the path may be;
Then when life’s journey is ended
Thy face in glory I’ll see.
2 Jesus the sweet rose of Sharon, Jesus the lily so fair;
Jesus my rock and salvation, Jesus the bright morning star;
He is my portion forever, my all in all is He!
With Him I cannot be lonely, He fully satisfies me. [Chorus]
3 Jesus was born in a manger, wept in the garden alone;
Poured out His life’s blood on Calv’ry, died for our sin to atone;
Rose from the grave more than conq’ror, went to His home on high;
Soon He is coming in glory, coming in clouds of the sky. [Chorus]
George Bennard (1873-1958) was born in Youngstown, OH. When he was a child the family moved to Albia, Iowa. He served with the Salvation Army in Iowa for several years before he was ordained in the Methodist Episcopal Church. His hymn "Speak, my Lord" appears in Triumphant Service Songs (Chicago: Rodeheaver Hall-Mack Co., 1934). He wrote words and tune for his best known hymn "The Old Rugged Cross" in 1913.
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Display Title: Jesus is Dearer Than AllFirst Line: Jesus is my loving SaviorTune Title: [Jesus is my loving Savior]Author: G. B.Date: 1933Subject: Choir and Choruses | ; Communion and Fellowship | ; Jesus |
Display Title: Jesus Is Dearer Than AllFirst Line: Jesus is my loving SaviourTune Title: [Jesus is my loving Saviour]Author: G. B.Date: 1970Subject: Discipleship | ; Guidance and Care | ; Worship of God |