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)

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Ayl­ward (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

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.