Scripture Verse

A precious cornerstone for a sure foundation; the one who trusts will never be dismayed. Isaiah 28:16

Introduction

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James M. Black
(1856–1938)

Words: Hen­ry G. Jack­son, in New Jun­ior Songs, by James Black (New York: Me­thod­ist Book Con­cern, 1914), num­ber 1.

Music: James M. Black, 1914 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know when this song was writ­ten, or where to get a bet­ter pho­to of Jack­son or Black, would you ?

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Henry G. Jackson
(1838–1914)

Lyrics

Precious to my heart is Jesus,
As I walk with Him each day;
Sweet companionship He gives me,
All along the gladsome way.

Refrain

Precious, precious,
Precious to my heart is Jesus,
Precious, precious,
Precious to my heart is He.

Precious to my heart is Jesus,
In temptation’s trying hour;
With His strength to aid my weakness,
I can vanquish Satan’s power.

Refrain

Precious to my heart is Jesus,
Everywhere, whate’er I do;
Faithful still, He walks beside me
All my happy journey through.

Refrain

Precious to my heart is Jesus,
More and more His grace He gives;
Every day the way grows brighter,
For within my heart He lives.

Refrain