Scripture Verse

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

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).

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Ira D. Sankey
(1840–1908)

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.

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