Jesus shall our watchword beAuthor: Benjamin Schmolck
Tune: MEINEN JESUM LASS ICH NICHT (Hammerschmidt)
Published in 6 hymnals
1 Jesus! shall our watchword be,
As the New Year's dawn spreads o'er us;
Jesus' Name alone will we
As our standard bear before us;
In His cov'nant grace we stand,
Journeying to the promised land.
2 Jesus' Name and Jesus' Word
Shall resound in fullest measure
In our churches, and be heard.
May we tread His courts with pleasure,
That our hearts, through grace anew,
Prove a holy temple too.
3 Thus our pathways would we tread,
And in Jesus' Name confide us;
While this Star guides over head,
Nothing evil can betide us;
In its light of grace and love
Blessings come from heaven above.
4 Jesus' Name shall lighten pain,
And in all our ills relieve us;
Losses thus shall turn to gain,
And to blessings what seemed grievous;
Jesus' Name is Sun and Shield,
Here must all our sorrows yield.
Source: Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #43
|Instances (1 - 6 of 6)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #43||Jesus! shall our watchword be||Jesus! shall our watchword be||1880||The Church Year | New Year|
|Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #43||Jesus! shall our watch-word be||Jesus! shall our watch-word be||SAXONY (Meinen Jesum lass ich nicht)||Benjamin Schmolck; James Drummond Burns||No. 22||1908||New Year | Festival of the Circumcision; The Church Year | New Year; New Year's Day ||
|Hymnal for Church, School and Home #d73||Jesus shall our watchword be||Jesus shall our watchword be||James Drummond Burns; Benjamin Schmolk||1908|
|School Carols #d153||Jesus shall our watchword be||Jesus shall our watchword be||James Drummond Burns; Benjamin Schmolk||1914|
|The Selah Song Book (Das Sela Gesangbuch) #d391||Jesus shall our watchword be||Jesus shall our watchword be||James Drummond Burns; Benjamin Schmolk||1922|
|The Selah Song Book. Word ed. #d185||Jesus shall our watchword be||Jesus shall our watchword be||James Drummond Burns; Benjamin Schmolk||1932|