'Tis Jesus

I know of a world that is sunk in shame

Author: J. Wilbur Chapman
Tune: [I know of a world that is sunk in shame]
Published in 23 hymnals

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1. I know of a world that is sunk in shame,
Where hearts oft faint and tire;
But I know of a name, a precious name,
That can set that world on fire;
Its sound is sweet, its letters flame.

I know of a name, a precious name,
’Tis Jesus.

2. I know of a book a marvelous book,
With a message for all who hear;
And the same dear name, His wonderful name,
Illumines its pages clear;
The book is His Word, its message I’ve heard. [Refrain]

3. I know of a home in Immanuel’s land,
Where hearts ne’er faint nor tire;
And His marvelous name, His own dear name,
Inspires the heav’nly choir;
Hear the melody ringing, my own heart singing. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #6764

Author: J. Wilbur Chapman

John Wilbur Chapman (June 17, 1859, Richmond, Indiana – December 25, 1918, New York, New York) was a Presbyterian evangelist in the late 19th Century, generally traveling with gospel singer Charles Alexander. His parents were Alexander H. and Lorinda (McWhinney) Chapman. Chapman grew up attending Quaker Day School and Methodist Sunday School. At age 17, he made a public declaration of his Christian faith and joined the Richmond Presbyterian Church. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Lake Forest College and his seminary degree from Lane Theological Seminary in Cincinnati, Ohio. He completed his ordination into the ministry 13 April 1881, while still attending Lane. He was later awarded a Doctorate in Divinity from the College… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I know of a world that is sunk in shame
Title: 'Tis Jesus
Author: J. Wilbur Chapman
Refrain First Line: I know of a name, a precious name



The Cyber Hymnal #6764
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