Scripture Verse

I determined not to know any thing…save Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 2:2

Introduction

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Elias Nason
(1811–1887)

Words: Eli­as Na­son, cir­ca 1856.

Music: Ad­o­ra­tion (Doane) W. How­ard Doane, 1883 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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W. Howard Doane
(1832–1915)

Lyrics

Jesus only, when the morning
Beams upon the path I tread;
Jesus only, when the darkness
Gathers round my weary head.

Jesus only, when the billows
Cold and sullen o’er me roll;
Jesus only, when the trumpet
Rends the tomb and wakes the soul.

Jesus only, when, adoring,
Saints their crowns before Him bring;
Jesus only, I will, joyous,
Through eternal ages sing.