Jesus Himself drew near.@Luke 24:15

William Stevenson, in Good as Gold (New York & Chicago, Illinois: Biglow & Main, 1880), number 22.

Slovenia William Stevenson, 1880 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Together met in Jesus’ name,
Jesus is here, Jesus is here;
Today as yesterday the same,
Jesus is here, Jesus is here;
He bears 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.