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Precious Jesus

O the sweetest name that the tongue can frame

Author: Will H. Ruebush
Tune: [O the sweetest name that the tongue can frame]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 O the sweetest name that the tongue can frame
Is Jesus, Precious Jesus;
He is strong to aid, let your hope be stayed
On Jesus, Precious Jesus.

Jesus alone, make Him thine own,
Blessed Jesus, Precious Jesus;
Jesus alone, make Him thine own,
Blessed Jesus, Precious Jesus.

2 In His praise unite, keep your armor bright
For Jesus, Precious Jesus;
He will clear dark skies, wipe the weeping eyes,
Blest Jesus, Precious Jesus. [Refrain]

3 When the way is drear, none the heart can cheer
Like Jesus, Precious Jesus;
Soon we’ll gather there, in the mansion fair
With Jesus, Precious Jesus. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day, No. 6: A Book of Gospel Songs #141

Author: Will H. Ruebush

William Howe Ruebush (Will H. Ruebush) 1873-1956 Born: June 4, 1873, Sing­ers Glen, Vir­gin­ia. Died: October 6, 1956, Elk­ton, Vir­gin­ia. A vo­cal mu­sic teach­er ear­ly in his ca­reer, Rue­bush di­rect­ed an ar­my band in France in World War I. Af­ter the war, he led ma­ny ci­vil­ian or­ches­tras and bands, and taught at sev­er­al schools, in­clud­ing the Shen­an­do­ah Con­serv­a­to­ry of Mu­sic in Day­ton, Vir­gin­ia. He com­posed ma­ny marches, in­clud­ing The Stone­wall Bri­gade March, Shen­an­do­ah, and the Al­ma Ma­ter Song for Tu­lane Un­i­ver­si­ty. Rue­bush spent most of his life in Day­ton, Vir­gin­ia, where he be­came pre­si­dent of the Rue­bush-Kieff­er Pub­… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O the sweetest name that the tongue can frame
Title: Precious Jesus
Author: Will H. Ruebush
Refrain First Line: Jesus alone, make him thine own
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