Have we done our very best for Jesus

Have we done our very best for Jesus

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [Have we done our very best for Jesus]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Have we done our very best for Jesus,
Who for sinners left his throne above?
He is worthy of our noblest striving,
Worthy of our loyalty and love.

No one hat loved us like Jesus,
On him alone we depend;
Always so loving and helpful,
He is our one great Friend!

2 When we think of how this Friend hath led us
Past the pitfalls in the valleys dim,
Making bright each step of heaven’s pathway,
How our trusting hearts go out to him. [Refrain]

3 When we think of all that we may borrow
Of the blessing coming from above,
And that we shall see him in his glory,
Oh, what joy it is to trust his love! [Refrain]

4 Ev’ry heavy burden he has lightened,
Cheered us thro’ our trouble and our care!
So we know that our divine Redeemer
Is indeed a friend beyond compare. [Refrain]

Source: His Worthy Praise #60

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: Have we done our very best for Jesus
Author: James Rowe
Refrain First Line: No one hath loved us like Jesus
Copyright: Public Domain



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His Worthy Praise #60

The Sheet Music of Heaven (Spiritual Song); The Mighty Triumphs of Sacred Song #d67

The Sheet Music of Heaven. The Mighty Triumphs of Sacred Song. 2nd ed. #d67

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