Scripture Verse

I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and Him crucified. 1 Corinthians 2:2

Introduction

Words: Flo­ra Kirk­land, 1899.

Music: Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Kirk­land (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

portrait
William J. Kirkpatrick
1838–1921

Lyrics

Nothing earthly meets the longing,
Nothing here can satisfy,
But the love and grace of Je­sus
Meet and still each longing cry.

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Je­sus only, Je­sus only,
Be my raptured song today;
Jesus only, Je­sus only,
Jesus, Je­sus all the way.

Jesus only on the mountain,
When my heart with rapture thrills;
Jesus only in the valley,
When life’s woe my spirit fills.

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O to spend each passing moment
As in sight of His dear face!
O to show to souls in darkness
All the beauty of His grace!

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Grace that saves me, grace that keeps me,
Grace that helps me day by day;
Faith and hope and peace renewing,
Lest I falter by the way.

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Jesus, Sav­ior, Thou hast bought me,
Thou hast sealed me for Thine own;
Hold me, guard me, and direct me,
Till Thou callest, Child, come home.

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