Have a purpose as you pass along

Have a purpose as you pass along

Author: Lewis E. Jones
Tune: [Have a purpose as you pass along]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Have a purpose as you pass along,
Journeying upon life’s way;
Take the word of Jesus as your guide,
Do His will each day.

Refrain:
Lives of purpose, lives of prayer,
Such are needed ev’rywhere,
Lives that have an aim in view,
Loyal hearts, to Jesus true.

2 Lift the fallen, point them to the King,
Lend the weak a helping hand;
Asking daily for the Spirit’s pow’r,
Firm for Jesus stand. [Refrain]

3 Strength for labor, Jesus will provide,
Fear not then nor falt’ring be,
Looking upward, tho’ the foe assail,
On to victory. [Refrain]

Source: The Chorus of Praise: for use in Sunday Schools, Young People's Meetings, Revivals, Prayer Meetings, and All the Social Services of the Church #33

Author: Lewis E. Jones

Lewis Edgar Jones USA 1865-1936. Born in Yates City, IL, his family moved near Davenport, IA, where he lived on a farm until age 21. He went into business for awhile, and attended the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. He was a classmate of evangelist, Billy Sunday. After graduating, he worked for the YMCA in Davenport, IA; Fort Worth, TX (1915, as general secretary); and Santa Barbara, CA (1925 as general secretary). Hymn writing was his avocation, and he wrote 200+, advising that many came from pastors’ sermons. He married Lora May Wright (1872-1950), and they had a daughter, Frances Ellen (1897-1982). He died in Santa Barbara, CA. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Have a purpose as you pass along
Author: Lewis E. Jones
Refrain First Line: Lives of purpose, lives of prayer
Copyright: Public Domain

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