Scripture Verse

The Lord Jesus Christ our Savior. Titus 1:4


Julia H. Johnston (1849–1919)

Words: Julia H. John­ston, in Bi­ble Stu­dy Songs, by Ber­tha F. Vel­la & Da­ni­el B. Tow­ner (Bo­ston, Mas­sa­chu­setts & Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Pil­grim Press, 1899), pag­es 16–17.

Music: Li­bya D. T. Browne, 1899 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


Crowned as king for­ev­er,
High and ho­ly One,
Jesus, our Re­deem­er,
May Thy will be done.
Ever in­ter­ced­ing
At the throne above,
Bearing sin and sor­row,
Light of truth and love.


Christ, the on­ly Sav­ior,
For the world we sing;
Unto Him who loved us,
All the world we bring.

Only hope of Hea­ven,
Gift be­yond com­pare,
Rest for all the wea­ry,
Hear, O hear our pray­er.
Strength of all the tempt­ed,
Mighty still to save.
Pitiful and ten­der,
Lord, Thy help we crave.


Infinite de­fend­er,
Only help­er true,
Ready to re­deem us,
Lord, our strength re­new.
Name above all oth­ers,
Christ, the sin­ner’s friend,
Jesus Christ our Sav­ior,
Keep us to the end.