Thou Art for Me

Jesus the holy one, Thou art for me

Author: Henry Bennett
Tune: JESUS IS MINE (Bennett)
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Jesus, the Holy One,
Thou art for me;
Long ere the world began,
Thou wert for me.
Long begore Adam’s fall
Bound me in sin’s dark thrall,
Maker and Lord of all,
Thou wert for me.

2 God of eternity,
Thou art for me;
Fountain of Majesty,
Thou art for me.
Thou who hast boundless pow’r,
Living forevermore;
Thou whom heav’ns’ hosts adore,
Thou art for me.

3 Jesus, Devoted One,
Thou wert for me;
Sin-bearer, Smitten One,
Thou wert for me.
Shedding Thy precious blood,
Sinking in death’s dark flood,
Bearing the wrath of God,
Thou wert for me.

4 Jesus, Triumphant One,
Thou art for me;
Mighty One—Risen One,
Thou art for me.
Spoiled are the pow’rs of hell,
Vanquished the terrible—
Thou hast done all things well,
Thou art for me.


Source: Choice Hymns of the Faith #307

Author: Henry Bennett

Bennett, Henry, born at Lyme Regis, April 18, 1813, and died at Islington, Nov. 12, 1868. His hymns, written at various dates, were collected and published as follows:— (1) Hymns by H. B., Lond.: Printed for the Author, 1867. This contained 25 pieces. (2) Hymns by the late Henry Bennett, 2nd ed., 1869. This was published by request, with additional hymns (32 in all, and 6 unfinished). From these editions of his Hymns, “Cling to the Mighty One," and "I have a home above," are in extensive use. The following are also in common use:— 1. Jesus, my [the] Holy One. Jesus for Men. 2. Lord Jesus, hide Thy people. Jesus All in All. -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)  Go to person page >

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Title: Thou Art for Me
Author: Henry Bennett
Copyright: Public Domain

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