Scripture Verse

I will turn their mourning into joy, and will comfort them. Jeremiah 31:13


Words: Au­thor un­known, in the Lü­ne­burg­isch­es Ge­sang­buch, 1686 (Je­su meine Lust und Won­ne). Trans­lat­ed from Ger­man to Swed­ish by Ja­cob Ar­reh­ni­us, 1619 (Je­sus, du min fröjd och from­ma), and from Swed­ish to Eng­lish by Au­gus­tus Nel­son (1863–1949).

Music: Kal­mar Swed­ish tune, 1676 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Nel­son (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Jesus, Lord and pre­cious Sav­ior,
All my com­fort and my joy!
Graciously ex­tend Thy fa­vor,
Let Thy Word my soul em­ploy.


Jesus, come abide with me,
Let me ev­er be with Thee.

All I do, O let me ev­er,
Jesus, in Thy name be­gin;
Give me suc­cess to my en­dea­vor,
Final vic­to­ry there­in.


Let my words and thoughts, O Sav­ior,
To Thy praise and glo­ry tend;
Help me, Lord, that I may ga­ther
Treasures that shall ne­ver end.


When my days on earth are ov­er,
Let me en­ter in­to rest.
Bear me home, O bless­èd Sav­ior,
When to Thee it seem­eth best.