All Things in Jesus

Friends all around us are trying to find

Author: Harry Dixon Loes
Tune: [Friends all around us are trying to find]
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1 Friends all around us are trying to find
What the heart yearns for, by sin undermined;
I have the secret, I know where 'tis found:
Only in Jesus true pleasures abound.

All that I want is in Jesus;
He satisfies, joy He supplies;
Life would be worthless without Him,
All things in Jesus I find.

2 Some carry burdens whose weight has for years
Crushed them with sorrow and blinded with tears;
Yet One stands ready to help them just now,
If they with faith and in penitence bow. (Refrain)

3 No other name thrills the joy-chords within,
And thro' none else is remission of sin;
He knows the pain of the heart sorely tried,
All of its needs will in Him be supplied. (Refrain)

4 Jesus is all this poor world needs today;
Blindly men strive, for sin darkens the way.
O to draw back the grim curtains of night--
One glimpse of Jesus, and all will be bright! (Refrain)

Source: Worship and Service Hymnal: For Church, School, and Home #290

Author: Harry Dixon Loes

Pseudonyms: Deal Bartells Born Harold Loes, the American gospel song writer took the middle name Dixon in honour of A. C. Dixon, the pastor of Moody Church at the time. Harry Dixon Loes studied at Moody Bible Institute, and after extensive training in music he served a number of churches with a ministry of music. From 1939 until his retirement he was a member of the music faculty of Moody Bible Institute. He wrote the lyrics for 1,500 gospel songs, and composed 3,000 tunes. One day in 1915, Paul Rader preached a sermon in Moody Church, in Chicago. His theme was, “All that I want is in Jesus.” In the congregation was young Harry Dixon Loes, then a senior at Moody Bible Institute, where he would eventually teach. Inspired… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Friends all around us are trying to find
Title: All Things in Jesus
Author: Harry Dixon Loes
Language: English
Refrain First Line: All that I want is in Jesus
Copyright: Public Domain



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