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He Is So Precious to Me

So precious is Jesus, my Savior, my King

Author: Chas. H. Gabriel (1902)
Tune: [So precious is Jesus, my Savior, my King]
Published in 139 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 So precious is Jesus, my Savior, my King,
His praise all the day long with rapture I sing;
To Him in my weakness for strength I can cling,
For He is so precious to me.

For He is so precious to me, (so precious to me,)
For He is so precious to me; (so precious to me;)
'Tis heaven below, my Redeemer to know,
For He is so precious to me.

2 He stood at my heart's door in sunshine and rain
And patiently waited an entrance to gain;
What shame that so long He entreated in vain,
For He is so precious to me. [Chorus]

3 I stand on the mountain of blessing at last,
No cloud in the heavens a shadow to cast;
His smile is upon me, the valley is past,
For He is so precious to me. [Chorus]

4 I praise Him because He appointed a place
Where, someday, through faith in His wonderful grace,
I know I shall see Him, shall look on His face,
For He is so precious to me. [Chorus]

Source: Baptist Hymnal 2008 #565

Author: Chas. H. Gabriel

Pseudonymns: C. D. Emerson, S. B. Jackson, Jennie Ree  Go to person page >



Baptist Hymnal 1991 #452
  • Full Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
The Cyber Hymnal #2441
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  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)


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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #452

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Baptist Hymnal 2008 #565

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Hymns of Faith #261


Small Church Music #6177

Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #234


The Cyber Hymnal #2441

The New National Baptist Hymnal #262


Timeless Truths #933

Include 131 pre-1979 instances
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