Why I’m Satisfied With Jesus

Do you know why I am satisfied with Jesus?

Author: Oscar A. Miller
Tune: [Do you know why I am satisfied with Jesus?]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Do you know why I am satisfied with Jesus?
Do you know the reason why I love him so?
Oh, I love to tell that dear old, sweet old story,
Yes, I love to tell it out where’er I go.

Refrain:
I am satisfied with Jesus ev’ry day,
I am satisfied with Jesus all the way;
For he walks and talks with me,
Friend and Savior, both is he,
So I’m satisfied with Jesus all the way and every day.

2 Once my heart with many, many sins was burdened,
And I feared to meet him at the judgment day;
Then I called to Jesus—quickly he forgave me,
And my crimson stains he freely washed away. [Refrain]

3 When I’m tempted Jesus ever stands beside me,
Every day he gives to me his saving grace;
With his help I mean to gain a heav’nly mansion,
Some sweet day I’ll praise and thank him face to face. [Refrain]

4 When I’m sad, he makes me glad, oh, hallelujah!
On his shoulders all my burdens he doth bear;
Peace that floweth like a river he hath giveth,
So I’ll sing his praises here and over there. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Grace and Glory: A New and Inspiring Selection of Sacred Songs for Evangelical Use and General Worship #108

Author: Oscar A. Miller

Oscar A. Miller was born 6 March 1868 in Richland Center, Wisconsin. While living in Montana, he read a book called "The Way to God" by Dwight Lyman Moody, and a year later moved to Chicago to become a student at the Moody Bible Institute (1896-1898). First a student in the music program there, under Dr. Daniel B. Towner, Miller was soon appointed as a permanent faculty member, teacher of music. (As evidenced by the faculty lists found in "The Institute Tie" starting with the first volume in 1900.) Miller wrote music to his own lyrics, lyrics by his first wife Elizabeth, and lyrics by others. Miller contributed to Dr. Towner's 1901 publication "Class and Chorus: a text book for chorus classes, singing schools, public schools and institutes,… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Do you know why I am satisfied with Jesus?
Title: Why I’m Satisfied With Jesus
Author: Oscar A. Miller
Refrain First Line: I am satisfied with Jesus ev'ry day
Publication Date: 1918
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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