Christ Is All

I entered once a home of care

Tune: [I entered once a home of care] (Williams)
Published in 114 hymnals

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

Christ is all, all in all,
Yes, Christ is all in all;
Christ is all, all in all,
Yes, Christ is all in all.

2 I stood beside a dying bed,
Where lay a child with aching head,
Waiting for Jesus' call;
I marked his smile, 'twas sweet as May,
And as his spirit passed away,
He whispered, "Christ is all." [Chorus]

3 I saw the martyr at the stake,
The flames could not his courage shake
Nor death his soul appal,
I asked him whence his strength was given,
He look triumphantly to heaven,
And answered, "Christ is all." [Chorus]

4 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." [Chorus]

5 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,—
'Twas Christ is all in all! [Chorus]

6 Then come to Christ, oh, come to-day,
The Father, Son, and Spirit say;
The Bride repeats the call,
For he will cleanse your guilty stains,
His love will soothe your weary pains,
For "Christ is all in all." [Chorus]

Source: Living Hymns: for use in the Sabbath School, Christian Endeavor Meetings, the church & home #152

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: Public Domain



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