Scripture Verse

Sing unto the Lord, bless His name. Psalm 96:2

Introduction

Words: Su­san C. Hard­er, in Gems of Song, ed­it­ed by Ira San­key & Hu­bert P. Main (New York & Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Big­low & Main, 1901), page 143.

Music: Bue­nos Air­es, Ira D. San­key, 1901 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

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Ira D. Sankey (1840–1908)

Lyrics

Just a single look at Je­sus
Makes me sing and bless His name;
Fills my soul with peace and glad­ness,
Takes away all care and pain.

Refrain

Just a sin­gle look at Je­sus,
O how pre­cious to behold!
And the peace and joy it bring­eth,
Surely ne­ver can be told.

Just a sin­gle look at Je­sus
Fills my soul with ho­ly mirth,
Makes me feel how vain and tran­si­ent
Are the fleet­ing things of earth.

Refrain

Just a sin­gle look at Je­sus
Shows my heart its depth of sin;
Draws me to the liv­ing foun­tain,
Cleanseth me from ev­ery stain.

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Just a sin­gle look at Je­sus
Drives all sor­row from my breast;
Makes the grave a star­ry por­tal,
Leading to the land of rest.

Refrain