Christ My Song - 947
When first I heard of Jesus' name - The attractions of Christ (James George Deck/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
The attractions of Christ.
1. When first I heard of Jesus' name,
I then for refuge only came;
I heard that he for sinners died,
and from his heart and wounded side
had shed the water and the blood,
to wash and make me fit for God. PDF - Midi
2. I've found him meet my every need,
that he a Saviour is indeed;
each rising want has been supplied,
whene'er to him I have applied;
he is of grace the treasury,
all fulness dwells in him for me.
3. Since then, I have such glories viewed
in him, who has my surety stood;
such beauties, human and divine,
in all his words and actions shine;
that now I sing with rapturous heart,
"Thou altogether lovely art."
4. Yet all he is, he is for me,
so meek in all his majesty;
so tender in almightiness;
so sympathising in distress;
so liberal, – all he has he gave;
yea, e'en himself, my soul to save.
5. It is not fear that makes me flee,
Saviour of sinners, now to thee;
thy excellences me constrain
to seek thee as my greatest gain –
thy presence my eternal home:
Come, blessèd Lord, oh, quickly come!
James George Deck, Hymns and Sacred Poems, 1906, 20-21.