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The best for Jesus

The brightest and best is for Jesus, my Lord

Author: E. M. J.
Tune: [The brightest and best is for Jesus, my Lord]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The brightest and best is for Jesus, my Lord,
The richest and sweetest this earth can afford;
There’s nothing too costly, there’s nothing too gay,
For Him who chang’d darkness to sunshine and day.

Refrain:
The best I will bring Him,
Who reigneth above;
My purest affection,
My holiest love.

2 I once walked in darkness, and sorrow, and pain,
And tho’t I should never know gladness again;
Scarce dream’d I, that in one sweet moment of bliss,
The sunshine of heaven my cold lips would kiss. [Refrain]

3 It came, yes, it came, the sweet moment at last,
It covered forever the sorrowful past;
The heavens were opened, and light from above,
Came into my heart like an ocean of love. [Refrain]

4 Now ev’ry new blessing that to me is giv’n,
Comes down from my Lord with the signet of heav’n;
Above and beyond, all my tho’t and desire,
The gift of the Spirit, the “Baptism of Fire.” [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day No. 3 #72

Author: E. M. J.

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Text Information

First Line: The brightest and best is for Jesus, my Lord
Title: The best for Jesus
Author: E. M. J.
Refrain First Line: The best I will bring him

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Celestial Showers No. 1, a collection of gospel songs used in Rev. I. Toliver's Meetings #166

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Crowning Day No. 3 #72

Sunday School Chimes #d120

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