Scripture Verse

I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and Him crucified. 1 Corinthians 2:2

Introduction

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Palmer Hartsough
(1844–1932)

Words: Palm­er Hart­sough, in The Won­der­ful Sto­ry in Song, by Fred­er­ick A. Fill­more (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: F. L. Rowe, 1917), num­ber 59.

Music: S. Fos­ter Ames (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Ames (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Only Jesus would I know,
Jesus, only Jesus!
He’s my portion here below,
Jesus, only Jesus!

Refrain

Things of earth are trifling toys,
He my highest thought employs;
He the spring of all my joys,
Jesus, only Jesus.

Only Jesus knows my heart,
Jesus, only Jesus!
He alone can peace impart,
Jesus, only Jesus!

Refrain

Only Jesus satisfies,
Jesus, only Jesus!
He my every want supplies,
Jesus, only Jesus!

Refrain