437. Blest Jesus! when my soaring thoughts

1 Blest Jesus! when my soaring thoughts
O’er all Thy graces rove,
How is my soul in transport lost--
In wonder, joy, and love!

2 Not softest strains can charm mine ears,
Like Thy belovèd name;
Nor aught beneath the skies inspire
My heart with equal flame.

3 Where’er I look, my wondering eyes
Unnumbered blessings see;
But what is life, with all its bliss,
If once compared to Thee?

4 When nature faints, around my bed
Let Thy bright glories shine;
And death shall all his terrors lose
In raptures so divine.


Text Information
First Line: Blest Jesus! when my soaring thoughts
Author: Ottiwell Heginbotham (1794)
Meter: C. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1899
Topic: Christ: Preciousness of; Fellowship with God
Tune Information
Composer: Thomas Hastings
Meter: C. M.

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