Borrowing a blogging tradition from The Common Room (arguably my mother’s favorite blog), I am going to begin posting the words to a selected hymn every Lord’s day. The first in this series will be “Jesus Is Mine,” which I sang with the Pinson congregation this morning. I was really moved by the lyrics (especially the third verse), and I hope you will be too.
Poetry by Jane Bonar (1845)
Music by Theodore Perkins (1858)
Fade, fade, each earthly joy, Jesus is mine!
Break every tender tie, Jesus is mine!
Dark is the wilderness, Earth has no resting place,
Jesus alone can bless, Jesus is mine!
Tempt not my soul away, Jesus is mine!
Here would I ever stay, Jesus is mine!
Perishing things of clay, born but for one brief day,
Pass from my heart away, Jesus is mine!
Farewell, ye dreams of night, Jesus is mine!
Lost in this dawning light, Jesus is mine!
All that my soul has tried left but a dismal void;
Jesus has satisfied, Jesus is mine!
Farewell, mortality, Jesus is mine!
Welcome, eternity, Jesus is mine!
Welcome, oh, loved and blest, welcome sweet scenes of rest,
Welcome, my Savior’s breast, Jesus is mine!
(Accessed at the Cyberhymnal)