Scripture Verse

The Lord Jesus Christ our Savior. Titus 1:4

Introduction

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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,

Lyrics

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain