Jesus thou hast promised

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1 Jesus, Thou hast promised
That where two or three
In Thy name have gathered,
Thou wilt present be;
And Thy word believing,
Now in pray'r we kneel;
Jesus, come and bless us;
Lord, Thyself reveal.

Chorus:
Jesus, come and bless us
While we linger here;
Jesus, come and bless us,
Be Thou ever near.

2 Jesus, Thou hast met us
Oft in seasons past,
But we need Thy presence
With us till the last;
Come, O blessed Saviour,
And Thy grace display;
Hear us and accept us;
Bless us while we pray. [Chorus]

3 Jesus, tune our voices
To Thy songs of praise;
Be in each petition
That to Thee we raise:
May our faith grow stronger,
And our hope more bright;
May our love be purer,
And our path more light. [Chorus]

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #278

Author: Eden Reeder Latta

Rv Eden Reeder Latta USA 1839-1915. Born at Haw Patch, IN, the son of a Methodist minister, (also a boyhood friend of hymn writer Willam A Ogden) he became a school teacher. During the American Civil War he preached for the Manchester Methodist Church and other congregations (possibly as a circuit rider filling empty pulpits). In 1863 he married Mary Elizabeth Wright, and they had five children: Arthur, Robert, Jennie, two others. He taught for the public schools of Manchester, and later Colesburg, IA. He moved to Guttenberg, IA, in the 1890s, and continued writing song lyrics for several major gospel composers, including William Ogden, James McGranahan, James Fillmore, and Edmund Lorenz. He wrote 1600+ songs and hymns, many being wi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus thou hast promised
Author: Eden Reeder Latta
Refrain First Line: Jesus, come and bless us
Copyright: Public Domain

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