81. Jesus is Passing By

In the refrain, the women hold the notes while the men sing the words in parentheses.

Verse 1:
Come, contrite one, and seek His grace,
Jesus is passing by;
See in His reconciling face,
The sunshine of the sky.

Refrain:
Passing by, (Passing by, passing by,)
Passing by, (Passing by, passing by,)
Hasten to meet Him on the way,
Jesus is passing by today,
Passing by, passing by.(Passing by, passing by, passing by, passing by.)

Verse 2:
Come, hungry one, and tell your needs,
Jesus is passing by;
The Bread of Life your soul will feed,
And fully satisfy.

Verse 3:
Come, weary one, and find your rest,
Jesus is passing by;
Come where the longing heart is bless’d,
And on His bosom lie.

Verse 4:
Come, burden’d one, bring all your cares,
Jesus is passing by;
The love that listens to your pray’r,
Will “no good thing” deny.

E.E. Hewitt/Jno.R. Sweney
1891 Jno.R. Sweney

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80. I’ll Sing my Dear Redeemer’s Praise

Verse 1:
I’ll sing my dear Redeemer’s praise,
“Rejoice with me” today,
For Jesus smiled upon my soul,
And took my sins away.

Refrain:
Oh, glory to His name
And His wondrous love proclaim,
I’ll shout His praise on high;
I’ll sing redeeming love
To the shining hosts above,
And behold His face in glory by and by.

Verse 2:
I heard a voice that filled the night
With music pure and sweet,
I felt a touch that healed my wounds,
And drew me to His feet.

Verse 3:
He led me to His pastures green,
Where streams of mercy flow,
And taught my heart the happy song
None but His ransomed know.

Verse 4:
Oh, sweeter yet that song shall rise,
Until His face I see,
And tell the wond’ring angels ’round,
That Jesus died for me.

L.H. Edmunds/Wm.J. Kirkpatrick
1893 Wm.J. Kirkpatrick

79. Jesus, my Joy

“Grapes of Eschol” in verse 3 is a reference to the fruit brought back from the 12 spies sent to look at the Promised Land. Among other things, they returned with a bunch of grapes so large it took two men to carry it. The “Elim” referred to in Verse 4 is an oasis the Israelites stopped at during their wanderings after the Exodus. It had twelve wells and seventy date palms.

Verse 1:
I’ve found a joy in sorrow,
A secret balm for pain,
A beautiful tomorrow
Of sunshine after rain.

Refrain:
‘Tis Jesus, my portion forever,
‘Tis Jesus, the First and the Last;
A help very present in trouble,
A shelter from ev’ry blast.

Verse 2:
I’ve found a branch for healing,
Near ev’ry bitter spring,
A whispered promise stealing
O’er ev’ry broken string.

Verse 3:
I’ve found a glad hosanna
for ev’ry woe and wail,
A handful of sweet manna,
When grapes of Eschol fail.

Verse 4:
An Elim with its coolness,
Its fountains and its shade;
A blessing to its fullness,
When buds of promise fade.

Verse 5:
O’er tears of soft contrition
I’ve seen a rainbow light;
A glory and fruition,
So near!–yet out of sight.

Mrs. J.P. Crewdson/Wm.J. Kirkpatrick
1875 Wm.J. Kirkpatrick

78. Beautiful Land on High

Someone has written in pencil across the outside margin of this hymn, “Just after Prayer”. The handwriting does not match that of the person who wrote their name on the fly page as the owner. It is, by its style, from the same era, however.
In the refrain, the men and altos echo the last two words while the sopranos hold the note.

Verse 1:
There’s a beautiful land on high,
To its glories I fain would fly;
When by sorrows pressed down,
I long for my crown,
In that beautiful land on high.

Refrain:
In that beautiful land I’ll be, (I’ll be,)
From earth and its cares set free; (set free;)
My Jesus is there, He’s gone to prepare
A place in that land for me, (for me,)
In that beautiful land on high. (on high.)

Verse 2:
There’s a beautiful land on high,
I shall enter it by and by;
There with friends hand in hand,
I’ll walk on the strand,
In that beautiful land on high.

Verse 3:
There’s a beautiful land on high,
Then why should I fear to die?
When death is the way
To the realms of the day
In that beautiful land on high.

Verse 4:
There’s a beautiful land on high,
And my kindred its bliss enjoy;
Methinks I now see how
They’re waiting for me
In that beautiful land on high.

J. Nicholson/C.A. Havens
1886 The John Church Co.

77. Remembered Blessings

Verse 1:
I sang, one day, a sad, sweet song,
‘Twas at the twilight hour;
A flame of love came gently down–
I felt its melting power.

Refrain:
Oh, the blessing and the power that the Lord gave me then,
I never shall forget, I never shall forget;
Even now ’tis stealing over me again and again,
It lingers with me yet.

Verse 2:
So filled was I, I sang no more,
My heart o’erflowed with bliss;
With tearful eye and throbbing breast
I knelt in thankfulness.

Verse 3:
Thus, oft my Savior comes to me,
When all is lone and still;
Each blessing makes me long the more
To do His holy will.

Verse 4:
I praise the Lord the fire still burns
With Pentacostal flame;
The altar of my soul’s aglow,
All glory to His name.

Geo. L. Brown
1893 Wm. J. Kirkpatrick

76. There’s a Blessing at the Cross for Me

Verse 1:
I have laid my burden down where the crimson waters flow,
There’s a blessing at the cross for me;
I have found a spring of joy that the world can never know,
There’s a blessing at the cross for me.
Praise the Lord! praise the Lord! hallelujah!
Still my happy, happy song shall be;
I have found a spring of joy that the world can never know,
There’s a blessing at the cross for me.

Verse 2:
I have laid my burden down and my troubled heart is still,
There’s a blessing at the cross for me;
I am learning there by faith my Redeemer’s gracious will,
There’s a blessing at the cross for me.
Praise the Lord! praise the Lord! hallelujah!
Still my happy, happy song shall be;
I am learning there by faith my Redeemer’s gracious will,
There’s a blessing at the cross for me.

Verse 3:
I have laid my burden down; oh, the peace that fills my soul!
There’s a blessing at the cross for me;
I was dead but now I live since my Savior made me whole,
There’s a blessing at the cross for me.
Praise the Lord! praise the Lord! hallelujah!
Still my happy, happy song shall be;
I was dead but now I live since my Savior made me whole,
There’s a blessing at the cross for me.

Verse 4:
I have laid my burden down and my Savior gives me rest,
There’s a blessing at the cross for me;
I can pillow now my head on His gentle, loving breast,
There’s a blessing at the cross for me.
Praise the Lord! praise the Lord! hallelujah!
Still my happy, happy song shall be;
I can pillow now my head on His gentle, loving breast,
There’s a blessing at the cross for me.

Fanny J. Crosby/Jno. R. Sweney
1883 John J. Hood

75. Some Blessed Day

Verse 1:
Some day, but when I cannot tell,
To toil and tears I’ll bid farewell;
For I shall with the angels dwell,
Some day, some blessed day.

Refrain:
Some day,…..(Some blessed day,) some day…..(some blessed day;)
I’ll be at home with Christ to stay,
Some day, some blessed day.

Verse 2:
Some day, within the gates so fair,
A golden harp my hands shall bear;
And glist’ning robes of white I’ll wear,
Some day, some blessed day.

Verse 3:
Some day, I’ll see my Savior’s face,
And, welcomed to His blest embrace,
Shall with His people find a place,
Some day, some blessed day.

Verse 4:
Some day, some blessed day, I know
I’ll find the loved of long ago,
And find how much to Christ I owe,
Some day, some blessed day,

Rev. C.W. Ray, D.D./Wm. J. Kirkpatrick
1893 Wm. J. Kirkpatrick