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185. I Want to Live for Jesus

1 I want to live for Jesus,
And feel as christians feel
A gladness all unbounded,
A joy I can’t conceal;
A sinner’s life is darkness ‘tis leading me astray,
I want to go to Jesus, and to follow in His way.

I want to live for Jesus,
My Saviour bids me come;
I want to go to Jesus,
And forever be at home.

2 I want to live for Jesus,
And pray as christians pray,
For pardon of the sins
Commited day by day;
To be made pure and holy, grow gentle as a dove,
To feel the peace and presence of a Saviour’s pard’ning love. [Refrain]

3 I want to live for Jesus,
And sing as christians sing,
To know the happy feeling
That doing right does bring;
And be made ever ready where angle spirits come,
To beacon me across the stream and ever be at home. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: I want to live for Jesus
Title: I Want to Live for Jesus
Author: Lizzie Scott Bushey
Publication Date: 1896
Tune Information
Name: [I want to live for Jesus]
Composer: J. Calvin Bushey