Before I knew Jesus my Lord, No joy could the world

Before I knew Jesus my Lord, No joy could the world

Author: William Edie Marks
Tune: [Before I knew Jesus my Lord]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Before I knew Jesus my Lord
No joy could the world me afford;
But, oh, what a change, so sweet and so strange
Has come since to Him I’m restored!

I see it so diff’rently now!
With joy He doth richly endow;
I love Him still more than ever before,
I see it so diff’rently now.

2 I understood not that by grace
He could my transgressions efface,
And make my heart pure, from danger secure
And give me beside Him a place. [Refrain]

3 I knew not that He was so good,
Nor knew that all trouble He could
Remove from my heart, and sweet peace impart;
His great love was not understood. [Refrain]

4 Some things I do not understand,
But still I hold on to His hand;
Some day He will tell, and all will be well
With me in yon beautiful land. [Refrain]

Source: The King of Glory #76

Author: William Edie Marks

Born: July 1872, Delaware (probably Wilmington) Died: November 20, 1954, Wilmington, Delaware. Buried: Lombardy Cemetery, Wilmington, Delaware. Marks was ap­par­ent­ly liv­ing in Wilm­ing­ton, Del­a­ware, in 1913. His works in­clude: Cream of Song, with Le­an­der Pick­ett & O. B. Cul­pep­per & (Lou­is­ville, Ken­tucky: Pick­ett Pub­lish­ing Com­pa­ny, 1906) Tears and Tri­umphs No. 4, with Le­an­der Pick­ett & Ben­ja­min Butts (Lou­is­ville, Ken­tucky: Pen­te­cost­al Pub­lish­ing Company, 1910) Noted Hymns, 1927 (ed­it­or) Lyrics-- Christmas Joy Tasting the Joys Trying to Be More like Je­sus We Shall Hear Him Say, "Well Done" Music-- Best Thing I Ev… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Before I knew Jesus my Lord, No joy could the world
Author: William Edie Marks
Refrain First Line: I see it differently now



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