Scripture Verse

He is able…to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by Him, seeing He ever liveth to make intercession for them. Hebrews 7:25

Introduction

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Baptist W. Noel
1798–1873

Words: Bap­tist W. No­el, A Se­lect­ion of Psalms and Hymns, Adapt­ed Chief­ly for Con­gre­ga­tion­al and So­cial Wor­ship (Lon­don: B. W. Gar­din­er, 1853), num­ber 282, alt. (except the re­frain, which is from the same source as the mu­sic, giv­en be­low).

Music: C. A. Ward, 1885. Ap­peared in Gos­pel Jew­els, by Ralph E. Hud­son (Cleve­land Ohio: Pub­lish­ing House of the Ev­an­gel­i­cal As­so­ci­a­tion, 1890), num­ber 136 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Ward’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Jesus the Lord of glory died,
That we might never die;
And now He reigns supreme to guide
His people to the sky.

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Jesus, the Savior, on Calvary’s tree,
Died that we might never die;
And now He is pleading that we might see
That beautiful home on high.

Weak tho’ we are, He still is near,
To lead, console, defend;
In all our sorrow, sin, and fear,
Our all-sufficient friend.

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From His high throne in bliss, He deigns
Our every prayer to heed;
Bears with our folly, soothes our pains,
Supplies our every need.

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Still, thro’ His intercession spared,
We find Him true and kind;
Though we are as the marble hard,
And changeful as the wind.

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From His love’s exhaustless spring,
Joys like a river come;
To make the desert bloom and sing,
O’er which we travel home.

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Jesus, there is none like Thee,
Our Savior and our Lord;
Through Heaven and earth exalted be,
Belovèd, obeyed, adored.

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