Jesus, Jesus, Jesus Only

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1 Jesus, Jesus, Jesus only
Can my heart's deep longing still.
Him I crave when sad and lonely,
He alone shall rule my will,
With my hopes on Jesus built,
Cries my heart, Lord, as Thou wilt.

2 'Tis for Him that I am living,
Him I love and wish to see,
Unto Him I am but giving
What in love He gave to me.
In His blood I hide my guilt,
Saying, lead me as Thou wilt.

3 Let me earnestly endeavor
Thy good pleasure to fulfill;
In me, through me, with me ever,
Lord, accomplish Thou Thy will.
Call me not until I'm built
In Thy likeness, as Thou wilt.

4 With my voice to Thee uplifted,
I would praise Thy wondrous love.
Take my heart and make it gifted
With sweet music from above,
Landing Thee, whose blood was spilt,
Saying ever, as Thou wilt.


Source: Hymnal for Church and Home (2nd ed.) #208

Translator: P. C. Paulsen

Paul Christian Paulsen was born on March 26, 1881, in Alstrup, Jutland, Denmark. He emigrated to America in 1904, was ordained in 1911, and served as a Lutheran pastor in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, California, and Alberta, Canada. He died on July 26, 1948. NN, Hymnary Go to person page >

Author: Ludämilla Elisabeth Schwartzburg-Rudolstadt

Ludämilia Elisabeth, second daughter of Count Ludwig Gunther I. of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, was born April 7, 1640, at the castle of Heidecksburg, near Rudolstadt, and was educated there along with her cousin Emilie Juliane (q.v.). In 1665 she went with her mother to the dowager castle of Friedensburg near Leutenberg; but after her mother's death, in 1670, she returned to Rudolstadt, where, on Dec. 20, 1671, she was formally betrothed to Count Christian Wilhelm of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen. At this time measles was raging in the district, and her eldest sister, Sophie Juliane, was seized, and died Feb. 14, 1672. By attending on her, Ludämilia and the youngest sister, Christiane Magdalene, caught the infection, and both died at Rudolstadt o… Go to person page >

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First Line: Jesus, Jesus, Jesus only
Title: Jesus, Jesus, Jesus Only
German Title: Jesus, Jesus, nichts als Jesus
Translator: P. C. Paulsen
Author: Ludämilla Elisabeth Schwartzburg-Rudolstadt
Meter: 8.7.8.7.7.7
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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