Scripture Verse

Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 1:11

Introduction

Words: Charles T. Groen­en­dyke, in The Bow of Pro­mise, by George D. El­der­kin et al. (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Ro­bert R. Mc­Cabe, 1898), num­ber 51.

Music: Ov­er­land Park Charles Groen­en­dyke (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

O blessèd hour when first I knew
Jesus, my dear Savior,
When to the cross my soul He drew,
Jesus, my dear Savior;
’Twas there I found sweet peace and rest,
A trembling joy within my breast,
A precious Friend, a heav’nly Guest,
Jesus, my dear Savior.

He rolled the burden from my soul,
Jesus, my dear Savior,
He made my wounded spirit whole,
Jesus, my dear Savior;
He banished all my grief and pain,
He washed away my guilty stain;
He made my heart rejoice again,
Jesus, my dear Savior.

What can I do for this kind Friend,
Jesus, my dear Savior?
I’ll love Him, serve Him to the end,
Jesus, my dear Savior;
And when at last my work is o’er,
And I shall reach the heav’nly shore,
I’ll sing His praises evermore,
Jesus, my dear Savior.