O Jesus Christ, my soul contains

O Jesus Christ, my soul contains

Translator: John Brownlie
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O Jesus Christ, my soul contains
The sweetness of Thy love,
And all its pleasure now obtains
From springs that rise above.

And Thou hast changed my thought of Thee,
And all my heart's desire;
Now make my soul from vileness free
By love's consuming fire.

But how can I, where saints are met,
Make bold to enter in?
I cannot all the past forget
Of wilfulness and sin.

With garments rent, and vile with sin,
Behold me, clothed in shame;
Wilt Thou, O Bridegroom, me attire
That I may bless Thy name?

O Jesus, Who hast filled my soul
With sweetness, let me wear
The wedding robe, all pure and whole,
Where Thy redeemed appear.

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

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First Line: O Jesus Christ, my soul contains
Translator: John Brownlie
Source: From the Office of Holy Communion
Language: English