Give Me Jesus

Representative Text

1 I heard my mother say,
I heard my mother say,
I heard my mother say,
Give me Jesus.

Refrain:
Give me Jesus. Give me Jesus,
You may have all this world,
Give me Jesus.
Give me Jesus. Give me Jesus,
You may have all this world,
Give me Jesus.

2 Dark midnight was my cry,
Dark midnight was my cry,
Dark midnight was my cry,
Give me Jesus. [Refrain]

3 Oh, when I come to die,
Oh, when I come to die,
Oh, when I come to die,
Give me Jesus. [Refrain]

Source: Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #350

Text Information

First Line: I heard my mother say
Title: Give Me Jesus
Source: Traditional
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Give me Jesus
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 6 of 6)
Text

African American Heritage Hymnal #561

Text

Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #350

RitualSong (2nd ed.) #686

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Songs of Zion #165

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The New Century Hymnal #409

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Zion still Sings #84

Include 5 pre-1979 instances
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