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Christ Is All

I entered once a home of care

Tune: [I entered once a home of care] (Williams)
Published in 91 hymnals

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Full Text

1 I entered once a home of care,
For age and penury were there,
Yet joy and peace withal;
I asked the lonely mother, whence
Her helpless widowhood’s defense,
She told me, Christ was all!

Refrain:
All in all,
All in all,
Be this my trust whate'er befall,
"Christ is all in all."

2 I saw the martyr at the stake,
And not fierce flames his faith could shake,
Nor death his soul appall;
I asked him whence such strength was given,
He looked triumphantly to heaven,
And answered, "Christ is all!" [Refrain]

3 I saw the Gospel herald go
To Afric's sand and Greenland's snow,
To save from Satan's thrall;
Nor home, nor life he counted dear,
'Midst wants and perils owned no fear,
He felt that Christ was all. [Refrain]

4 I dreamt that hoary time had fled,
And earth and sea resigned their dead,
A fire dissolved this ball:
I saw the Church’s glorious throng;
I heard the burden of their song,—
'T was Christ is all in all! [Refrain]

5 Then come to Jesus! come to-day!
Come! Father, Son, and Spirit, say;
The Bride repeats the call:
Come! he has blood for all your stains;
come! he has balm for all your pains;
Come! he is all in all! [Refrain]

Source: Songs for Worship: in the Sunday-school, social-meeting, and family #95

Text Information

First Line: I entered once a home of care
Title: Christ Is All
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Christ is all, all in all
Publication Date: 1873
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #831
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Instances

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Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #326
The Cyber Hymnal #831TextScoreAudio
Include 89 pre-1979 instances



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