Scripture Verse

Thou, even Thou, art Lord alone. Nehemiah 9:6

Introduction

Words: Trans­lat­ed from Swed­ish to Eng­lish by El­mer L. Jor­gen­son, Great Songs of the Church (Lou­is­ville, Ken­tuc­ky: Word and Work, 1921), num­ber 33.

Music: Ca­na­ry Wharf, anon­y­mous (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Elmer L. Jorgenson
(1886–1968)

Lyrics

Christ, Thou alone art my Lord, and no other
Shall, on the throne of my heart, rival Thee;
Stronger Thy love than the love of a mother,
Deeper Thy peace than the depths of the sea.

Christ, Thou alone dost from bondage deliver,
Bringing me freedom and blessèd release;
Crushing the heart—then restoring forever,
Pouring into it the balm of Thy peace.

Christ, Thou alone shalt be master and owner;
Thou art the bridegroom, and we are the bride;
Faithful to Thee, to obey and to honor,
Robed as a queen we shall reign at Thy side.

Christ, Thou alone into harbor shall guide me,
After the journey forever is o’er;
Safe in Thy glory, no shadow to hide Thee,
Sorrow and sighing shall end evermore.