Scripture Verse

Jesus Christ, who is our hope. 1 Timothy 1:1


Fanny Crosby

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in On Joy­ful Wing, by John R. Swe­ney & Will­iam Kirk­pat­rick (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1886).

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

Alternate Tune:

William J. Kirkpatrick


Jesus, my only hope, friend ever dear,
Bend to my earnest prayer Thy gracious ear;
Come from Thy throne above,
Come and my dross remove,
Fill me with perfect love, Savior, to Thee.

Jesus, my only hope, grant me Thy grace,
Teach me in joy and pain Thy hand to trace;
Keep Thou my heart in peace,
Bid every murmur cease,
Come and my faith increase, Savior, in Thee.

Jesus, my only hope, Jesus, my king,
Help me with heart and voice Thy praise to sing;
Now let Thy beams divine
Bright o’er my pathway shine,
Draw me, O Savior mine, closer to Thee.

Jesus, my only hope, be Thou my guest;
Under Thy mighty wings, O let me rest,
Rest till the angel band
Home to the promised land
Bears me at Thy command, Savior, to Thee.