1 They walked and talked with Jesus,
And knew not it was he
Who gave his life a ransom
To set the captive free.
His words of holy power,
His look of matchless grace,
Seemed more than those of mortal,
And charmed their wondering gaze.
Oh, to thus commune with thee!—
All the journey, living, dying—
Oh, to walk and talk with thee!
‘Tis heaven begun below.
2 And then unveiled before them,
The Savior stood revealed;
The blessed risen Jesus
No longer was concealed,
Oh, wondrous revelation!
The God and man combined!
The great I AM—Almighty—
In human form enshrined! [Refrain]
3 And with his dear disciples,
He walks and talks today,
“Lo! I am with you alway,”
We hear him gently say.
Oh, blissful hour when Jesus
Unveils his glorious face,
And shows his saving power,
And his amazing grace. [Refrain]
Born: August 10, 1810, Trenton, New Jersey.
Died: October 4, 1883, New York City.
Buried: Mercer Cemetery, Trenton, New Jersey.
When she was 13 years old, James began teaching Sunday school in the Methodist Episcopal church. She became a prominent figure in the Wesleyan Holiness movement, assisting Phoebe Palmer, and often leading meetings at Ocean Grove, New Jersey, and elsewhere. She wrote about 50 hymns, and articles by her appeared in the Guide to Holiness, the New York Christian Advocate, The Contributor, The Christian Witness, The Christian Woman, The Christian Standard, and the Ocean Grove Record. Her works include:
The Soul Winner: A Sketch of Life and Fact and Incidents in the Life and Labors of Edmund J. Yard, 1883… Go to person page >