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

Se­li­na P. Pearce, 1878. Some hym­nals give 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).

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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.