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O Praise the Lord, I'm Saved

O Jesus, my Savior, I know Thou art mine

Author: Caleb Jarvis Taylor
Published in 69 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O Jesus, my Savior, I know Thou art mine;
For Thee all the pleasures of earth I resign;
Of objects most pleasing, I love Thee the best;
Without Thee I’m wretched, but with Thee I’m blest.

O praise the Lord, I’m saved,
I’m saved by the blood of the Lamb;
I’m saved, I’m saved,
O praise the Lord, I’m saved.

2 Thou art my rich treasure, my joy and my love,
No richer’s possessed by the angels above;
For Thee all the pleasures of sense I’ll forego
And wander a pilgrim distressèd below. [Refrain]

3 O Jesus, my Savior, in Thee I am blest;
My life and my treasure, my joy and my rest;
Thy grace be my theme, and Thy name be my song;
Thy love doth inspire my heart and my tongue. [Refrain]

4 Thy Spirit first taught me to know I was blind;
And taught me the way of salvation to find;
And when I was sinking in dreadful despair,
My Jesus relieved me, and bid me not fear. [Refrain]

5 In vain I attempt to describe what I feel;
The language of mortals forever must fail;
My Jesus is precious, my soul’s in a flame;
I’m raised into raptures while praising His name. [Refrain]

6 I find Him in singing, I find Him in prayer;
In sweet meditation, He always is near;
My constant companion, oh, may we not part;
All glory to Jesus who dwells in my heart. [Refrain]

7 If ever I loved, sure I love Thee, my Lord,
I love Thy dear people, Thy ways and Thy word;
I love all creation, I love sinners, too,
Since Jesus has died to redeem them from woe. [Refrain]

8 Tho’ weak and despisèd, by faith I now stand,
Preserved and supported by Heaven’s kind hand;
In Jesus supported, I’ll bless His dear name,
Regardless of censure, of praise or of blame. [Refrain]

9 When happy in Christ, I regard not the proud,
Tho’ sinners despise me for singing so loud;
For death will soon call me, and then I shall fly,
To praise my dear Jesus, in mansions on high. [Refrain]

10 There millions of ages my soul shall employ,
In praising my Jesus, my hope and my joy;
The glorified spirits and angels around,
Shall all be delighted to join the glad sound. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8337

Author: Caleb Jarvis Taylor

Caleb Jarvis Taylor was a Methodist minister, songwriter, author, and schoolteacher in Kentucky. Born Roman Catholic he converted before the age of 20. He organized early Methodist congregations in northeast Kentucky and supplied camp meeting songs during the Great Revival. He was born June 20, 1763, in St. Mary’s County, Maryland, and died June 6, 1816 in Maysville, Kentucky. Chris Hoh, from "The Early Camp Meeting Song Writers," Methodist Quarterly Review, 1859, Vol. XLI, Fourth Series, XI, April, p 401-413; The History of Methodism in Kentucky by a. H. Redford, p 128-134; Mt. Gilead Methodist Meeting House," Hopewell Museum website ( Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O Jesus, my Savior, I know Thou art mine
Title: O Praise the Lord, I'm Saved
Author: Caleb Jarvis Taylor
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O praise the Lord, I'm saved
Copyright: Public Domain


Although most early printings of the hymn were unattributed, it was included in Taylor's Spiritual Songs (1804) and attributed to Taylor in The Pilgrim's Songster (1815), edited by Thomas S. Hinde.



The Cyber Hymnal #8337
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

The Cyber Hymnal #8337

The Sacred Harp #125

Include 67 pre-1979 instances
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