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I've had a glimpse of Jesus

Back to the cold world I will not go

Author: John R. Clements
Tune: [Back to the cold world I will not go]
Published in 13 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Back to the cold world I will not go,
Back to the old paths of pain and woe,
Back to the old life of sin, O no!
I’ve had a glimpse of Jesus.
I’ve found a life that is sweeter to me,
Sweeter with peace, from unhappiness free,
Fuller of joy than the old life could be;
I’ve had a glimpse of Jesus.

Refrain:
Back to the cold world I will not go,
Back to the old paths of pain and woe,
Back to the old life of sin, O no!
I’ve had a glimpse of Jesus.

2 Back on the night shrouded sea to die?
Back, where the breakers of sin toss on high?
Back, ’mid the billows of doubt? Not I!
I’ve had a glimpse of Jesus.
I’ve found a life that is sweeter to me,
Sweeter with peace, from unhappiness free,
Fuller of joy than the old life could be;
I’ve had a glimpse of Jesus. [Refrain]

3 Back to the boon friends of former days,
Still walking on in their old, sinful ways?
Back with a message of love and grace;
I’ve had a glimpse of Jesus.
I’ve found a life that is sweeter to me,
Sweeter with peace, from unhappiness free,
Fuller of joy than the old life could be;
I’ve had a glimpse of Jesus. [Refrain]

Source: Favorites Number 3: A Collection of Gospel Songs #83

Author: John R. Clements

John R. Clements was born in County Armagh, Ireland 28 November 1868 and was brought to the United States at the age of two years. He worked at the age of thirteen as a retail grocery clerk and had a successful wholesale grocery business. He began writing poetry when he was young. 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: Back to the cold world I will not go
Title: I've had a glimpse of Jesus
Author: John R. Clements

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 13 of 13)

Bells of Heaven #d31

Cross and Crown Hymnal, 3rd ed. #d36

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Favorites Number 3 #83

My Soul at Song #d9

Pentecostal Hymns No. 2, a Winnowed Collection for Evangelistic Services #d10

Sing Hosannas (a revised and enlarged ed. of Let Everybody Sing) #354

Song Land Melodies #d16

Songland Melodies ... a New Song Book for Revivals #d19

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Songs for the King's Business #260

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Songs of Redemption and Praise. Rev. #128

Spiritual Songs and Hymns, for Use in All Gospel Services #d37

The Revival Harp No. 2 #d5

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The Revival No. 3 #179

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