Scripture Verse

Jesus Himself drew near. Luke 24:15

Introduction

Words: Will­iam Ste­ven­son, in Good as Gold, ed­it­ed by Ro­bert Low­ry & W. Ho­ward Doane (New York & Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Big­low & Main, 1880), num­ber 22.

Music: Slo­ven­ia Will­iam Ste­ven­son, 1880 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Ste­ven­son (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Together met in Jesus’ name,
Jesus is here, Jesus is here;
Today as yesterday the same,
Jesus is here, Jesus is here;
He hears the faintest sigh for rest,
The weakest throb of aching breast;
Accept Him as a welcome guest,
Jesus is here, Jesus is here.

To give the guilty conscience rest,
Jesus is here, Jesus is here;
To soothe the heart by grief oppressed,
Jesus is here, Jesus is here;
The weary, heavy laden soul
Its burdens may upon Him roll;
He waits to take and bear the whole,
Jesus is here, Jesus is here.

Your sins and guilt before Him lay,
Jesus is here, Jesus is here;
The worst He will not turn away,
Jesus is here, Jesus is here;
For you His precious blood was shed,
In death for you He bowed His head,
His arms of love are round you spread,
Jesus is here, Jesus is here.