They saw no man, save Jesus only.@Matthew 17:8

Selina P. Pearce, 1878. Some hymnals show the author as L. (probably for Lina) Pierce. She wrote this hymn at the request of her pastor, I. N. Carmen.

Las Vegas George C. Stebbins (🔊 pdf nwc).

George C. Stebbins (1846–1945)

Be our joyful song today,
Jesus, only Jesus,
He who took our sins away,
Jesus, only Jesus;
Name with every blessing rife,
Be our joy and hope thro’ life,
Be our strength in every strife,
Jesus, only Jesus.

Once we wandered far from God,
Knowing not of Jesus,
Treading still the downward road,
Leading far from Jesus.
Till the Spirit taught us how,
’Neath the Savior’s yoke to bow,
And we fain would follow now,
Jesus, only Jesus.

Be our trust thro’ years to come,
Jesus, only Jesus.
Password to the heav’nly home,
Jesus, only Jesus;
When from sin and sorrow free,
On thro’ all eternity,
This our theme and song shall be,
Jesus, only Jesus.