52. The Very Same Jesus

“This same Jesus”–Acts 1:2

Verse 1:
Come, sinners, to the Living One,
He’s just the same Jesus
As when He raised the widow’s son,
The very same Jesus.

Refrain:
The very same Jesus,
The wonder working Jesus;
Oh, praise His name,
He’s just the same
The very same Jesus.

Verse 2:
Come, feast upon the “living bread,”
He’s just the same Jesus
As when the multitudes He fed,
The very same Jesus.

Verse 3:
Come, tell Him all your griefs and fears,
He’s just the same Jesus
As when He shed those loving tears,
The very same Jesus.

Verse 4:
Come unto Him for clearer light,
He’s just the same Jesus
As when He gave the blind their sight,
The very same Jesus.

Verse 5:
Calm ‘midst the waves of trouble be,
He’s just the same Jesus
As when He hushed the raging sea,
The very same Jesus.

Verse 6:
Some day our raptured eyes shall see
He’s just the same Jesus;
Oh, blessed day for you and me!
The very same Jesus.

L.H. Edmunds/Wm. J. Kirkpatrick
1891

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51. The Stranger at the Door

Rev. 3:20

 
Verse 1:
Behold a stranger at the door,
He gently knocks–has knocked before,
Has waited long, is waiting still;
You treat no other friend so ill.

Refrain:
Oh, let the dear Savior come in,
(come in,)
He’ll cleanse the heart from sin;
(from sin;)
Oh, keep Him no more out at the door,
But let the dear Savior come in, come in.

Verse 2:
O lovely attitude,–He stands
With melting heart and open hands;
O matchless kindness, and He shows
This matchless kindness to His foes.

Verse 3:
But will He prove a friend indeed?
He will,–the very friend you need;
The friend of sinners? Yes, ’tis He,
With garments dyed on Calvary.

Verse 4:
Rise, touched with gratitude divine,
Turn out His enemy and thine;
That soul-destroying monster, Sin,
And let the heavenly Stranger in.

Verse 5:
Admit Him, ere His anger burn,–
His feet, departed, ne’er return;
Admit Him, or the hour’s at hand
You’ll at His door rejected stand.

T.C. O’Kane
 

50. I Know, and I am Trusting

Verse 1:
I know of a stream that floweth
From the pierced and wounded side;
It matters not how full of sin,
There is cleansing in the tide.
I know, and I am trusting
In the promise, full and free,
There is life in the stream that’s flowing
From precious Calvary.

Verse 2:
I know of a Friend all-pow’rful,
That can touch and make me whole;
It matters not how weak I am,
He will cleanse and save my soul.
I know, and I am trusting
In the promise, full and free,
Of a Friend that is true and loving,
Who died on Calvary.

Verse 3:
I know of a day that cometh,
When I’ll rest from toil and care;
Tho’ dark and drear the clouds may hang,
‘Twill be sunshine over there.
I know, and I am trusting
In the promise, full and free,
Of a day that is surely coming,
When I Thy face shall see.

Mrs. E.W. Chapman/J.H. Tenney
1892 by Geo.D. Elderkin

49. Unsearchable Riches

It is obvious from this and other hymns from this hymnal that words whose spelling is now different in America than in England either had not begun to diverge or were still in process. Here, “lustre” retains the English spelling.

Verse 1:
O the unsearchable riches of Christ!–
Wealth that can never be told;–
Riches exhaustless of mercy and grace,
Precious, more precious than gold!

Refrain:
Precious, more precious,–
Wealth that can never be told;
O the unsearchable riches of Christ!
Precious, more precious than gold.

Verse 2:
O the unsearchable riches of Christ,
Who shall their greatness declare!
Jewels whose lustre our lives may adorn,
Pearls that the poorest may wear.

Verse 3:
O the unsearchable riches of Christ,
Freely, how freely they flow;
Making the souls of the faithful and true
Happy wherever they go.

Verse 4:
O the unsearchable riches of Christ!
Who would not gladly endure
Trials, afflictions and crosses on earth,
Riches like those to secure?

F.J.C./Jno.R. Sweney
19982 by John J. Hood

48. The City Beyond

Once again, we have the double chorus. The last name of the author of the lyrics, “Peirce”, is as it is spelt in the hymnal. I do not know if this was a misprint or if the name is a variant of “Pierce”.

Verse 1:
We’ll sing of the statutes divine,
Whilst pilgrims, lest here we despond;
But we’ll the new song
Of the angelic throng
When we meet in the city beyond;
When we both, you and I,
Having passed thro’ the gate,
Shall meet in the city beyond.

Refrain:
When we meet……..in the beau- – -tiful cit- – -y beyond,
(When we meet in the city, the beautiful city, the beautiful city beyond, beyond,)
We will sing the new song
Of the angelic throng in the beautiful city beyond…..
(in the city beyond.)

Verse 2:
How blessed as children and heirs
To enter that mansion above,
Where the souls of the blest
Are forever at rest,
In the bosom of infinite love!
When the ransom’d of earth,
Having passed thro’ the gate,
Shall meet in the city above.

Verse 3:
And whether we bear to that land
Heart sorrows or memories fond,
Shall their purpose be seen,
With no shadow between,
When we meet in the city beyond;
When the children of grace,
Having passed thro’ the gate,
Shall meet in the city beyond.

Verse 4:
Before they shall call He will hear,
And ere they cease speaking respond,
While the angels await
To throw open the gate
That leads to the city beyond;
For the numberless host
That shall sweep thro’ the gate
That leads to the city beyond.

Mrs. Thos. May Peirce/Wm.J. Kirkpatrick
1888

47. While Jesus Whispers

Verse 1:
While Jesus whispers to you,
Come, sinner, come!
While we are praying for you,
Come, sinner, come!
Now is the time to own Him,
Come, sinner, come!
Now is the time to know Him,
Come, sinner, come!

Verse 2:
Are you too heavy laden?
Come, sinner, come!
Jesus will bear your burden,
Come, sinner, come!
Jesus will not deceive you,
Come, sinner, come!
Jesus can now redeem you,
Come, sinner, come!

Verse 3:
Oh, hear His tender pleading,
Come, sinner, come!
Come, and receive the blessing,
Come, sinner, come!
While Jesus whispers to you,
Come, sinner, come!
While we are praying for you,
Come, sinner, come!

Will. E. Witter/H.R. Palmer
1879

46. The Everlasting Song

By now, you should be on to the “refrain with two line” process. If you are a newcomer, Welcome!, and you will find an explanation a few hymns down.

Verse 1:
When the port of heaven opens to a world redeemed from sin,
When the great arch foe is vanquished, and the victors enter in,
There will be a burst of triumph, like the sounding of the sea,
Like the voice of many waters shall that glorious anthem be.

Refrain:
Glory, glo- – -ry to His name,
(Glory to His name,)
Now and ev- – – -er more the same;
(Glory to His name, evermore the same, Now and evermore)
Let the cease- – -less chorus be–
(the same; Let the ceaseless chorus be, Let the ceaseless
Christ, whose love……has set me free.
(chorus be–Christ, whose love, whose love has set us free.)

Verse 2:
There the harps shall thrill as harps were never known to thrill before,
And no voices shall be silent on that safe and happy shore,
But with glorious commingling shall the mighty anthem swell,
To the King of kings, and Lord of lords, who hath done all things well.

Verse 3:
And when ceaseless ages shall have passed, with ages yet to come,
When from all of earthly sorrow free we rest within that home,
Still the chorus shall be pealing forth, unchanging, grand and free.
“Unto Him who hath redeemed us let eternal glory be!”

Emma N. Johnston/Wm.J. Kirkpatrick
1887