Jesus, Lord and Precious Savior

Representative Text

1 Jesus, Lord and precious Saviour,
All my comfort and my joy,
Graciously extend thy favor,
Let thy word my soul employ.

Jesus, come, abide with me,
Let me ever be with thee. A-men.

2 All I do, O let me ever,
Jesus, in thy Name begin;
Give success to my endeavor,
Final victory therein. [Refrain]

3 Let my words and thoughts, O Saviour,
To thy praise and glory tend;
Help me, Lord, that I may gather
Treasures that shall never end. [Refrain]

4 When my days on earth are over,
Let me enter into rest.
Bear me home, O blessèd Saviour,
When to thee it seemeth best. [Refrain]


Source: Service Book and Hymnal of the Lutheran Church in America #485

Translator (Swedish): Johan Olof Wallin

Johan Olaf Wallin was born at Stora Tuna, in 1779, and early displayed his poetical powers. In 1805, and again in 1809, he gained the chief prize for poetry at Upsala. In the latter year he became pastor at Solna; here his ability as a preacher was so striking that he was transferred to Stockholm, in 1815, as "pastor primarius," a title for which we have no exact equivalent. In 1818 he was made Dean of Westeras, and set about the task of editing a revised hymn-book for the whole of Sweden. This task he completed in 1819, and published it as, Den Swenska Psalmboken, af Konungen gillad och stadfästad (The Swedish hymn-book, approved and confirmed by the King). To it he contributed some 150 hymns of his own, besides translations and recasting… Go to person page >

Author: J. Arrhenius

Jakob Arrhenius was a Swedish hymnwriter and sacred poet. In 1687, Arrhenius became a professor of history at Upsala University, Sweden. Source: Julian, John, Dictionary of Hymnology, 1907, p. 1000  Go to person page >

Translator (English): Augustus Nelson

Augustus Nelson (b. Asarum, Bleking, Sweden, 1863; d. Mankato, MN, 1949) graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota, and did graduate work in philosophy and history at Yale University and at Augustana Theological Seminary, Rock Island, Illinois. During his ministry he served parishes in Michigan, Illinois, Connecticut, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. Bert Polman Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus, Lord and precious Savior
Title: Jesus, Lord and Precious Savior
Swedish Title: Jesu, du min fröjd och fromma
Author: J. Arrhenius (1689)
Translator (English): Augustus Nelson (1891)
Translator (Swedish): Johan Olof Wallin
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #3360
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)


Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

Ambassador Hymnal #492


The Cyber Hymnal #3360

Include 13 pre-1979 instances
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us