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.

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
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Sweet songs, songs of Jesus
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

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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