"Jesus, Jesus, Only Jesus"

                       by Ludaemilia Elisabeth

            Translated by August Crull, 1845-1923

                                 Text From:

                      THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL

        (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. Jesus, Jesus, only Jesus,

        Can my heartfelt longing still.

        Lo, I pledge myself to Jesus

        What He wills alone to will.

        For my heart, which He hath filled,

        Ever cries, Lord, as Thou wilt.

        2. One there is for whom I'm living,

        Whom I love most tenderly;

        Unto Jesus I am giving

        What in love He gave to me.

        Jesus' blood hides all my guilt;

        Lord, oh, lead me as Thou wilt.

        3. What to me may seem a treasure,

        But displeasing is to Thee,

        Oh, remove such harmful pleasure;

        Give instead what profits me.

        Let my heart by Thee be stilled.

        Make me Thine, Lord, as Thou wilt.

        4. Let me earnestly endeavor

        Thy good pleasure to fulfil;

        In me, through me, with me ever,

        Lord, accomplish Thou Thy will.

        In Thy holy image built,

        Let me die, Lord, as Thou wilt.

        5. Jesus, constant be my praises,

        For Thou unto me didst bring

        Thine own self and all Thy graces

        That I joyfully may sing:

        Be it unto me, my Shield,

        As Thou wilt, Lord, as Thou wilt.

Notes: Hymn #348 from The Lutheran Hymnal Text: Eph. 3: 19 Author: Ludaemilia Elisabeth, 1687 Translated by: August Crull, 1880, alt. Titled: "Jesus, Jesus, nichts als Jesus" Tune: "Jesus, Jesus, nichts als Jesus" 1st Published in: "Vollkommenes Choralbuch" Town: Hamburg, 1715
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