Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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Isaac B. Woodbury
(1819–1858)

Words: Charles Wes­ley, Hymns and Sac­red Po­ems 1742.

Music: Rock­port Is­aac B. Wood­bu­ry (1819–1858) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Charles Wesley
(1707–1788)

Lyrics

Vain, delusive world, adieu,
With all of creature good;
Only Jesus I pursue,
Who bought me with His blood;
All thy pleasures I forego;
I trample on thy wealth and pride;
Only Jesus will I know,
And Jesus crucified.

Other knowledge I disdain,
’Tis all but vanity;
Christ, the Lamb of God, was slain,
He tasted death for me:
Me to save from endless woe
The sin atoning Victim died;
Only Jesus will I know,
And Jesus crucified.

Here will I set up my rest;
My fluctuating heart
From the haven of His breast
Shall nevermore depart;
Whither should a sinner go?
His wounds for me stand open wide;
Only Jesus will I know,
And Jesus crucified.

Him to know is life and peace,
And pleasure without end;
This is all my happiness,
On Jesus to depend;
Daily in His grace to grow,
And ever in His faith abide;
Only Jesus will I know,
And Jesus crucified.

O that I could all invite,
This saving truth to prove;
Show the length, the breadth, the height,
And depth of Jesus’ love!
Fain I would to sinners show
The blood by faith alone applied;
Only Jesus will I know,
And Jesus crucified.