182. Give Me Jesus

1 Take the world, but give me Jesus,
All its joys are but a name;
But His love abideth ever,
Through eternal years the same.

Refrain:
Oh, the height and depth of mercy!
Oh, the length and breadth of love!
Oh, the fullness of redemption,
Pledge of endless life above!

2 Take the world, but give me Jesus,
Sweetest comfort of my soul;
With my Savior watching o’er me,
I can sing though billows roll. [Refrain]

3 Take the world, but give me Jesus,
Let me view His constant smile;
Then throughout my pilgrim journey
Light will cheer me all the while. [Refrain]

4 Take the world, but give me Jesus;
In His cross my trust shall be,
Till, with clearer, brighter vision,
Face to face my Lord I see. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Take the world, but give me Jesus
Title: Give Me Jesus
Author: Frances J. Crosby (1879)
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Scripture: Mark 8:36
Topic: Jesus/Savior
Source: The Cyber Hymnal (http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/t/t/ttwbgmej.htm); Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Give_Me_Jesus); Review and Herald Publishing Association, The Gospel in Song, 1926 (57)
Refrain First Line: Oh, the height and depth of mercy!
Tune Information
Name: [Take the world, but give me Jesus]
Composer: John R. Sweney
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Key: F Major or modal
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Give_Me_Jesus); Review and Herald Publishing Association, The Gospel in Song, 1926 (57); The Cyber Hymnal (http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/t/t/ttwbgmej.htm)



Media
MIDI file: Give_Me_Jesus.mid
(http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Give_Me_Jesus)
More media are available on the text authority and tune authority pages.




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