Jesus Only

Representative Text

1 Shepherd, sweet and fair, and holy,
Hear, oh hear me while I pray,
Let a child so weak and lowly,
Be thy care in life's young day,
Jesus only, Jesus only,
Hear in pity, hear me pray.

2 When thy voice the stillness breaking,
Seems to whisper soft to me;
"Child of sin, the world forsaking;
Take thy cross and follow Me."
Jesus only, Jesus only,
Give me grace to learn of Thee.

3 Grace to seek Thee as my Saviour.
Grace to trust Thee as thy Friend,
Grace to love Thee as my Father,
And thy sweet commands attend,
Jesus only, Jesus only,
Now and ever--without end.

Source: Light and Life: a collection of new hymns and tunes for sunday schools, prayer meetings, praise meetings and revival meetings #37

Author: George T. Congreve

Congreve, George Thomas, born at Islington, 1821, and educated for the medical profession, has practised in London for many years. As a Deacon of the Baptist Church, Kye Lane, Peckham, and Superintendent of its Sunday School, he has done much to advance the interests of that body, and to popularise Sunday School work. In the interest of Sunday Schools he published, in 1869:— Gems of Song for the Sunday School. A Hymn-book adapted for General Use in Schools and Families. Loud., Elliott Stock. To this was added Gems of Song Music, 1871. Of this collection about one million copies have been sold. Mr. Congreve contributed thereto:— 1. Beyond the dark river a land I behold. Heaven. 2. For ever beautiful abide. Heaven. 3. Hark!… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Shepherd sweet and fair, and holy
Title: Jesus Only
Author: George T. Congreve
Copyright: Public Domain

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Carmina for Social Worship #d219

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Carmina for the Sunday School and Social Worship #199

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Light and Life #37

Prayer and Praise Book #d142

The Children's Hymnal (with tunes) #d178

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The Children's Hymnal with Tunes #175

The Hymns from the Children's Hymnal; with a Service, for Sunday Schools #d181

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The Jewelled Crown #99

The New Children's Hymnal #d251

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