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All that my soul in its sin can need

All that my soul in its sin can need

Author: William M. Runyan
Tune: [All that my soul in its sin can need]
Published in 8 hymnals

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Representative Text

1. All that my soul in its sin can need,
All that my faith in its prayer can plead;
Center of life and soul of my creed
Is Jesus to me.

He is my rock in a weary land,
He is my spring ’midst the desert sand;
Strength in my weakness that I may stand,
Is Jesus, Jesus.

2. My only claim for all sin forgiv’n,
Ground for my hope of a home in Heav’n;
Power through which my chains are all riven
Is Jesus to me. [Refrain]

3. Bread for the soul when I hunger sore,
Grace for my heart when I thirst for more;
Sheltering rock when storms ’round me roar
Is Jesus to me. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #3270

Author: William M. Runyan

Showing early musical promise, William Marion Runyan (b. Marion, NY, 1870; d. Pittsburg, KS, 1957) was a substitute church organist by the age of twelve. He became a Methodist minister in 1891 and served several churches in Kansas but turned to evangelism in 1903; he worked for the Central Methodist Conference for the next twenty years. Following that service, Runyan became pastor at the Federated Church at John Brown University, Sulphur Springs, Arkansas. Editor of Christian Workers Magazine, he also served the Moody Bible Institute and was an editor for Hope Publishing Company until his retirement in 1948. Runyan wrote a number of hymn texts, gospel songs, and hymn tunes. Bert Polman Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: All that my soul in its sin can need
Author: William M. Runyan
Refrain First Line: He is my rock in a weary land
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #3270
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The Cyber Hymnal #3270

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