Jesus, thou odoriferous name

Jesus, thou odoriferous name

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Jesus, thou odoriferous name!
The heavenly choir's transporting theme.
The object of transcendant love,
In and by whom all creatures move,—
Grant me perpetual smiles, whils I
Struck by glory,
Fall before thee,
Holy, holy, holy cry.

When i shall quit this house of clay,
Glorious angels shall convey,
Upon their golden wings shall I
Be wafted far above the sky;
There to behold him free from harms:
Beauties vernal,
Spring eternal
In my lovely Saviour's arms.

What hath the world to equal this?
The solid joys of heavenly bliss;
The joys immortal—love divine;
The love of Jesus ever mine;
For greater joys i'm bound to know
From terrestrial,
To celestial,
When I up to Jesus go:

There, in sweet, silent raptures wait,
Till the saints' glory is complete;
Till the last trump of God shall sound,
Break up the graves and tear the ground,
And then, descending with the lamb,
Every spirit
Shall inherit
Bodies of immortal frame.

O tiresome world—when will it end?
When shall I see my heavenly Friend?
When will the lovely Saviour come,
And take his weary pilgrim home?
When shall I meet him in the sky,
There adore him,
Fall before him,
Welcome, welcome, welcome, cry?

Source: The Choice: in two parts; Part I, containing Psalms and hymns, Part II, containing spiritual songs; designed for public and private worship (6th ed.) #S118

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Copyright: Public Domain



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The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d301

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The Choice #S118

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