Amid life's busy, hurrying throng

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1 Amid life's busy, hurrying throng,
The gay, the sad, the weak, the strong,
While I am traveling along,
I want my life to tell for Jesus.

Refrain:
I want my life to tell for Jesus!
I want my life to tell for Jesus,
That ev'rywhere I go,
Men may His goodness know,
I want my life to tell for Jesus!

2 I want to be a beacon light
To cheer wayfarers in their night,
And help them on their way aright;
I want my life to tell for Jesus. [Refrain]

3 I want my life with Jesus hid,
That I may do what He shall bid;
I want to love as Jesus did;
I want my life to tell for Jesus. [Refrain]

4 To wealth and fame I would not climb,
But I would know God's peace sublime,
And ev'rywhere—and all the time,
I want my life to tell for Jesus. [Refrain]

Source: Rodeheaver's Gospel Songs for church, Sunday Schools and evangelistic services #190

Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck

Carrie Ellis Breck was born 22 January 1855 in Vermont and raised in a Christian home. She later moved to Vineland, New Jersy, and then to Portland, Oregon. She wrote verse and prose for religious and household publications, In 1884 she married Frank A. Breck. She has written between fourteen and fifteen hundred hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Amid life's busy, hurrying throng
Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck
Refrain First Line: I want my life to tell for Jesus

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All Hail #d1
Coleman's Songs for Men #d4
Kingdom Songs No. 2 #d8
Rodeheaver's Gospel Songs for church, Sunday Schools and evangelistic services #190TextPage Scan
Songs of Grace and Glory: A New and Inspiring Selection of Sacred Songs for Evangelical Use and General Worship #151Page Scan
Songs of Redemption #d13
The Church Hymnal: the official hymnal of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ (13th ed.) #d15



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