Lives of Purpose

Have a purpose as you pass along

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

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

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.

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
Title: Lives of Purpose
Author: Lewis E. Jones
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Lives of purpose, lives of prayer
Copyright: Public Domain



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Junior Praises #91

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The Chorus of Praise #33

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