Jesus, O Jesus, You are divine,
O how we love You, our Saviour, our all;
Take us, O take us, all to be Thine,
Keep us and hold us, and don’t let us fall.
Jesus, O Jesus, You are our Friend,
You died to save, and forgive all our crime;
Cleanse us, and fill us, right to the end,
Don’t ever leave us, we want to be Thine.
Jesus, O Jesus, You are our Lord,
Life from the dead, freedom, and more;
Hope and a future, heaven a home,
How can we, how can we, not give You more.
Jesus, O Jesus, redemption and peace,
You are our righteousness, You’ve been revealed;
What could we want, what more could we ask,
Heaven’s approval, and God’s loving seal.
Jesus, O Jesus, gathered round Your throne,
All of Your people, Your very own;
Praising, adoring, exalting Your name,
The Lamb long ago, who for us was slain.
(Tune: Nearer Still Nearer; 9 10. 9 10.)
(© James R. Hamilton – Written Tuesday, 22nd, July, 2003)