Scripture Verse

I believe that Thou art the Christ, the Son of God.@John 11:27

Introduction

Words: Sam­u­el J. Stone, Ly­ra Fi­de­li­um (Lon­don: Par­ker & Com­pa­ny, 1866).

Music: Nut­bourne The­o­dore Ayl­ward, in the Sar­um Hym­nal, 1869 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

  • Paraclete, anon­y­mous, in The Pri­mi­tive Me­thod­ist Hym­nal, ed­it­ed by George Booth (Lon­don: Pri­mi­tive Me­thod­ist Pub­lish­ing House, 1889), num­ber 160 (🔊 pdf nwc)

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portrait
Samuel J. Stone
(1839–1900)

Lyrics

God the Father’s only Son,
And with Him in glory One,
One in wisdom, One in might,
Absolute and infinite;
Jesu, I believe in Thee,
Thou art Lord and God to me.

Preacher of eternal peace,
The Anointed to release,
Unto sinners chained before
Setting wide the dungeon door:
Jesu, I believe in Thee,
Christ the Prophet sent to me.

Low in deep Gethsemane,
High on dreadful Calvary,
In the garden, on the cross,
Making good our utter loss:
Jesu, I believe in Thee,
Priest and Sacrifice for me.

Ruler of Thy ransomed race,
And Protector by Thy grace,
Leader in the way we wend,
And Rewarder at the end:
Jesu, I believe in Thee,
Christ, the King of kings to me.

Light revealed through clouds of pain,
That the blind might see again;
Love content in death to lie,
That the dead might never die:
Jesu, I believe in Thee,
Light and Love and Life to me.

All that I am fain to know
While I watch and wait below:
All that I would find above,
Length and depth and height of love:
Jesu, I believe in Thee,
Thou art All in All to me.