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Jesus is precious

Peace like a river is flooding my soul (Tullar)

Author: Grant Colfax Tullar
Tune: [Peace like a river is flooding my soul]
Published in 13 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Representative Text

1 Peace like a river is flooding my soul,
Since Christ, my Savior, maketh me whole;
Sweet peace abiding my portion shall be—
Jesus, my Savior, is precious to me.

Precious to me, precious is He;
Jesus shall ever be precious to me.

2 Joy is abounding—my heart gaily sings,
Cleave I the heavens—mount up on wings;
Christ hath exalted—my soul He set free—
Jesus, my Savior, is precious to me. [Refrain]

3 Oh precious Jesus, how lovely Thou art!
Come and abiding, rule in my heart;
Break every fetter—Thy face let me see,
Then Thou shalt ever be precious to me. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11710

Author: Grant Colfax Tullar

Grant Colfax Tullar was born August 5, 1869, in Bolton, Connecticut. He was named after the American President Ulysses S. Grant and Vice President Schuyler Colfax. After the American Civil War, his father was disabled and unable to work, having been wounded in the Battle of Antietam. Tullar's mother died when he was just two years old so Grant had no settled home life until he became an adult. Yet from a life of sorrow and hardship he went on to bring joy to millions of Americans with his songs and poetry. As a child, he received virtually no education or religious training. He worked in a woolen mill and as a shoe clerk. The last Methodist camp meeting in Bolton was in 1847. Tullar became a Methodist at age 19 at a camp meeting near Wat… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Peace like a river is flooding my soul (Tullar)
Title: Jesus is precious
Author: Grant Colfax Tullar
Refrain First Line: Precious to me



Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

Small Church Music #6463


The Cyber Hymnal #11710

Include 11 pre-1979 instances
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