Scripture Verse

Looking around, they suddenly no longer saw anyone with them except Jesus only. Mark 9:8


Words: Jane F. Crewd­son, in Joy to the World, ed­it­ed by Tul­li­us C. O’Kane, Charles C. Mc­Cabe & John R. Swe­ney (New York; Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio; Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: & St. Lou­is, Mis­sou­ri: Phil­lips & Hunt and Wal­den & Stowe, 1878), num­ber 51.

Music: Lu­hansk Lu­cy J. Rid­er (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Crewd­son or Rid­er (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Jesus on­ly! Let the vi­sion
In its glo­ry pass away;
Vanish all the light Ely­si­an!
’Tis enough if Je­sus stay.


Jesus on­ly! Je­sus on­ly!
Can my in­most soul now say:
Jesus on­ly! Je­sus on­ly!
’Tis enough if Je­sus stay.

When we leave the height of Ta­bor,
For earth’s val­leys dim and cold
’Mid life’s toil and care and la­bor,
Only Je­sus can up­hold.


When our path seems dark and lone­ly,
Comforts fail­ing poor and sad,
Friends es­tranged, with Je­sus on­ly
We are rich, and full and glad.