Songs of Jesus

How sweet are the songs of Jesus

Author: Daniel R. Lucas
Tune: [How sweet are the songs of Jesus]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 How sweet are the songs of Jesus,
Of tenderest melody,
The hope of the heart to waken,
Oh, sing them, yes sing for me.

Chorus:
Sweet songs, songs of Jesus,
Sweet songs, sing them to me,
Sing them with the spirit,
Sing them, yes, sing for me.

2 No songs like the songs of Jesus,
To lighten the weary heart,
Its burdens of pain to lessen,
Or bid them far hence depart. [Chorus]

3 Had we not the songs of Jesus,
How sad all the world would be,
Our hope would be lost in darkness,
And life lose its melody. [Chorus]

4 Then hail to the songs of Jesus!
And welcome their joyous strains,
The songs of that wondrous story,
How Jesus in triumph reigns! [Chorus]


Source: Gems and Jewels #119

Author: Daniel R. Lucas

Daniel Robertson Lucas, b. Belvidere, Boone County, Ill., January 14, 1840; m. Mary Longley in 1862; joined 99th Indiana Volunteer Infantry and appointed chaplain of the regiment; later studied for the ministry; in 1876, settled in Des Moines, Iowa, where he pastored the Central Christian Church and helped found Drake University; Department Commander of the Grand Army of the Republic and secretary of the Morton Monument Commission; d. March 11, 1907 From Daniel R. Lucas papers, WWW site, Mar. 18, 2004… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: How sweet are the songs of Jesus
Title: Songs of Jesus
Author: Daniel R. Lucas
Refrain First Line: Sweet songs, songs of Jesus

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Christian Work-songs #d66

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Gems and Jewels #119

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Zion's Praises (1st ed.) #145

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