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Jesus, Lord and precious Savior

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1 Jesus, Lord and precious Saviour,
All my comfort and my joy,
Graciously extend thy favor,
Let thy word my soul employ,

Jesus, come, abide with me,
Let me ever be with thee.

2 All I do, O let me ever
Jesus, in thy Name begin;
Give success to my endeavor,
Final victory therein. [Refrain]

3 Let my words and thoughts, O Saviour,
To thy praise and glory tend;
Help me, Lord, that I may gather
Treasures that shall never end. [Refrain]

4 When my days on earth are over,
Let me enter into rest.
Bear me home, O blessèd Saviour,
When to thee it seemeth best. [Refrain]


Source: Service Book and Hymnal of the Lutheran Church in America #485

Author: J. Arrhenius

Jakob Arrhenius was a Swedish hymnwriter and sacred poet. In 1687, Arrhenius became a professor of history at Upsala University, Sweden. Source: Julian, John, Dictionary of Hymnology, 1907, p. 1000  Go to person page >

Translator: Augustus Nelson

(no biographical information available about Augustus Nelson.) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus, Lord and precious Savior
Original Language: Swedish
Author: J. Arrhenius (1689)
Translator: Augustus Nelson (1891)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Jesus, come, abide with me
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #3360
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