You Are Out of Touch with Jesus

Does the day bring but little of gladness?

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [Does the day bring but little of gladness?]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Does the day bring but little of gladness?
Is the path seldom smooth or fair?
Are you weary of life with its sadness?
Have you never a song to spare?

Refrain:
You are out of touch with Jesus—
You are throwing your life away,
Christ alone makes life worth living,
Get in touch with Him today.

2 Does success seem to constantly shun you,
Have you always a longing pain?
When the hand of despair is upon you
Do you sigh for a friend in vain? [Refrain]

3 From your home and from God you have wandered;
You are going the downward way;
Precious talents you have squandered
You are risking your soul each day. [Refrain]

4 O come home! Christ is ready to meet you,
Turn from evil’s alluring charms;
With a sweet tender smile He will greet you,
And enfold you with loving arms. [Refrain]

Source: Calvary's Praises #143

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. 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: Does the day bring but little of gladness?
Title: You Are Out of Touch with Jesus
Author: James Rowe
Refrain First Line: You are out of touch with Jesus
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