Only Jesus

Only Jesus would I know

Author: P. H.
Tune: [Only Jesus would I know]
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1. Only Jesus would I know,
Jesus, only Jesus!
He’s my portion here below,
Jesus, only Jesus!

Things of earth are trifling toys,
He my highest thought employs;
He the spring of all my joys,
Jesus, only Jesus.

2. Only Jesus knows my heart,
Jesus, only Jesus!
He alone can peace impart,
Jesus, only Jesus! [Refrain]

3. Only Jesus satisfies,
Jesus, only Jesus!
He my every want supplies,
Jesus, only Jesus! [Refrain]

Author: P. H.

Palmer Hartsough was educated in Plymouth, Ypsilanti and Kalamazoo, Michigan. In 1893 he became associated with the Fillmore Brothers of Cincinnati, Ohio. He was a teacher of vocal music. He lived in Ontario, Wisconsin. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Only Jesus would I know
Title: Only Jesus
Author: P. H.
Source: The Won­der­ful Sto­ry in Song, by Fred­er­ick A. Fill­more (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: F. L. Rowe, 1917), num­ber 59
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Things of earth are trifling toys
Notes: Author may be Palmer Hartsough
Copyright: Public Domain


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