Scripture Verse

My Lord and my God! John 20:28


Theodore E. Perkins

Words: Jane C. Bo­nar, in Songs for the Wil­der­ness, 1843. The hymn’s orig­in­al first line was, Pass away, earth­ly joy…

Music: Lun­die The­o­dore E. Per­kins, in Cha­pel Me­lo­dies, ed­it­ed by Si­las J. Vail & Ro­bert Low­ry (New York: Big­low & Main, 1868) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Jane C. Bonar


Fade, fade, each earthly joy, Jesus is mine!
Break every tender tie, Jesus is mine!
Dark is the wilderness,
Earth has no resting place,
Jesus alone can bless, Jesus is mine!

Tempt not my soul away, Jesus is mine!
Here would I ever stay, Jesus is mine!
Perishing things of clay,
Born but for one brief day,
Pass from my heart away, Jesus is mine!

Farewell, ye dreams of night, Jesus is mine!
Lost in this dawning bright, Jesus is mine!
All that my soul has tried left but a dismal void;
Jesus has satisfied,
Jesus is mine!

Farewell, mortality, Jesus is mine!
Welcome, eternity, Jesus is mine!
Welcome, oh, loved and blest,
Welcome sweet scenes of rest,
Welcome, my Savior’s breast, Jesus is mine!