Hymnary Friends,

Please pardon this brief interruption, and please consider a gift today to support the work of Hymnary.org. Here's why.

Each month half a million people visit this website for free access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet. But this project does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. Twice a year we hold a fund drive, and these drives are critical to our future.

So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

Click the Donate button below to be taken to a secure giving site. Or you can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary.org team, our thanks.
Harry Plantinga

O Jesus Christ, my soul contains

O Jesus Christ, my soul contains

Translator: John Brownlie
Published in 1 hymnal

Representative Text

O Jesus Christ, my soul contains
The sweetness of Thy love,
And all its pleasure now obtains
From springs that rise above.

And Thou hast changed my thought of Thee,
And all my heart's desire;
Now make my soul from vileness free
By love's consuming fire.

But how can I, where saints are met,
Make bold to enter in?
I cannot all the past forget
Of wilfulness and sin.

With garments rent, and vile with sin,
Behold me, clothed in shame;
Wilt Thou, O Bridegroom, me attire
That I may bless Thy name?

O Jesus, Who hast filled my soul
With sweetness, let me wear
The wedding robe, all pure and whole,
Where Thy redeemed appear.

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O Jesus Christ, my soul contains
Translator: John Brownlie
Source: From the Office of Holy Communion
Language: English


Instances (1 - 1 of 1)
TextPage Scan

Hymns of the Russian Church #93

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us