Scripture Verse

The sovereign Lord says: See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation; the one who relies on it will never be stricken with panic. Isaiah 28:16


George S. Schuler (1882–1973)

Words: S. E. Pax­on, in Gos­pel Truth in Song, ed­it­ed by Har­ry D. Clarke (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Har­ry D. Clarke, 1923).

Music: Ri­shon Le­Zi­on George S. Schul­er (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Paxon’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


When God in mer­cy let me see
The pre­cious­ness of Je­sus,
My sin be­came an ago­ny,
’Till I found rest in Je­sus.


The worth of worlds could ne­ver show
The pre­cious­ness of Jes­us;
The heav’ns will fade, but ne­ver so
The pre­cious­ness of Je­sus.

The an­gels find no bet­ter song,
The pre­cious­ness of Je­sus;
Yet I can sing with cause more strong,
The pre­cious­ness of Je­sus.


Be this my theme for­ev­er­more,
The pre­cious­ness of Je­sus;
I’ll fully know when time is o’er,
The pre­cious­ness of Je­sus.