Jesus Only

Nothing earthly meets the longing

Author: Flora Kirkland
Tune: [Nothing earthly meets the longing] (Kirkpatrick)
Published in 9 hymnals

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1. Nothing earthly meets the longing,
Nothing here can satisfy,
But the love and grace of Jesus
Meet and still each longing cry.

Jesus only, Jesus only,
Be my raptured song today;
Jesus only, Jesus only,
Jesus, Jesus all the way.

2. Jesus only on the mountain,
When my heart with rapture thrills;
Jesus only in the valley,
When life’s woe my spirit fills. [Refrain]

3. O to spend each passing moment
As in sight of His dear face!
O to show to souls in darkness
All the beauty of His grace! [Refrain]

4. Grace that saves me, grace that keeps me,
Grace that helps me day by day;
Faith and hope and peace renewing,
Lest I falter by the way. [Refrain]

5. Jesus, Savior, Thou hast bought me,
Thou hast sealed me for Thine own;
Hold me, guard me, and direct me,
Till Thou callest, Child, come home. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #3279

Author: Flora Kirkland

Flora Kirkland was born in 1862 in Kentucky, before moving to Brooklyn, New York. After graduating from school she became a public school teacher for the seventh grade. She was a member of Tompkins Avenue Congregational Church for which she wrote a number of hymns. She was very active in the Wallabout Bay Mission in that neighborhood of Brooklyn. Most of Wallabout Bay would be filled in to make way for the Brooklyn Navy Yard. She died 17 January 1911. Brooklyn Standard Union, 16 January 1911 Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Nothing earthly meets the longing
Title: Jesus Only
Author: Flora Kirkland
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Jesus only, Jesus only, be my raptured song today
Copyright: Public Domain



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