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O Jesus, delight of my soul My Savior, my Shepherd divine

O Jesus, delight of my soul My Savior, my Shepherd divine

Author: Lewis Hartsough
Tune: DEVOTION (Johnson)
Published in 54 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 O Jesus, delight of my soul,
My Savior, my shepherd divine!
I yield to Thy blessèd control,
My body and spirit are Thine.

2 Thy love I can never deserve,
That bids me be happy in Thee;
My God and my king I will serve,
Whose favor is Heaven to me.

3 How can I Thy goodness repay,
By nature so weak and defiled?
Myself I have given away,
O call me Thine own little child.

4 And art Thou my Father above?
Will Jesus abide in my heart?
O bind me so fast with Thy love,
That I never from Thee depart.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10373

Author: Lewis Hartsough

Hartsough, Lewis, was born at Ithaca, New York, Aug. 31, 1823. Of his hymns the following are in common use:—- 1. I hear Thy welcome voice. The Divine Invitation. 2. In the rifted Rock I'm resting. Safety in Jesus. 3. Lead me to the Rock that's higher. Safety in Jesus. 4. O who'll stand up for Jesus? All for Jesus Nos. 1-3 are in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos, 1878 (1 and 3 with music by Hartsough). --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

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First Line: O Jesus, delight of my soul My Savior, my Shepherd divine
Author: Lewis Hartsough



The Cyber Hymnal #10373
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