O Jesus, Blessed Jesus!

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1 O Jesus, blessèd Jesus!
Who art the children’s friend,
Hear Thou our grateful praises,
While at Thy feet we bend;
As Thou has deigned to welcome—
As Thou has deigned to bless
The little ones who love Thee—
Around Thee now we press.

2 Bless even us, dear Jesus!
For O we long to know
The peace, the joy and gladness,
Thou only canst bestow.
To know Thee, and to love Thee,
Be this our early choice,
That all along life’s journey
In Thee we may rejoice.

3 We love Thy name, dear Jesus,
No other name is giv’n
That is to us so precious,
That is to dear to Heav’n;
It tells us of a Savior,
It tells us of a friend,
Who will with loving favor
To all our wants attend.

4 O guide us, blessèd Jesus!
Amid the snares of youth,
For well we know the proneness
To leave the path of truth.
May Thy kind arms enfold us
So near Thy loving heart,
That, sheltered and defended,
We never more may part.

5 We look to Thee, dear Jesus!
Our hope is stayed on Thee;
O make us now, and keep us
Thine own eternally.
And, when no more Thy children
Shall sing Thy praises here,
May parents, teachers, scholars,
Meet in yon heav’nly sphere!

Author: J. T. Roberts

Born December 22, 1850, Luton, Bedfordshire, England. Roberts was educated for the ministry at the Baptist College, Chilwell, near Nottingham, and in 1874, became pastor of the Baptist church at Retford, Nottinghamshire. He later served in Grimsby, and in West Vale, near Halifax, Yorkshire. He then retired and entered business in Luton. While in West Vale, Roberts composed several hymns for use on Sunday school anniversaries. © Cyber Hymnal™ (www.hymntime.com/tch) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O Jesus, blessed Jesus!
Title: O Jesus, Blessed Jesus!
Author: J. T. Roberts
Meter: D
Source: School Hymnal, by W. R. Stevenson, 1889
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Henry T. Smart (PHH 233) composed the tune in 1835 for use at a missions festival at Blackburn, Lancashire, England. For that festival, which celebrated the three-hundredth anniversary of the Reformation in England, the tune was set to Reginald Heber's (PHH 249) “From Greenland's Icy Mountains.”…

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