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The matchless Jesus

I never knew that life could be so sweet, Till Jesus came so sweetly into mine

Author: William M Lighthall
Tune: [I never knew that life could be so sweet]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I never knew that life could be so sweet
Till Jesus came so sweetly into mine;
The joys I found were sadly incomplete
Till Jesus filled me with his joy divine.

Now I have life eternal,
Now I have perfect peace,
Now I have joy supernal,
Now I’m saved by grace.

2 I never knew my own poor sinful heart
Until I saw my Saviour at the door;
He searched my heart and, bidding sin depart,
He said, “Thou art forgiven; sin no more!” [Refrain]

3 I never knew height and breadth of love
Until I found it at his bleeding feet,
And viewed that glory-circled face above,
And heard him bid me rise in accents sweet. [Refrain]

4 I never knew an hour of perfect peace
Till with his wondrous peace he filled my soul;
Then did my doubts and fears and bodings cease,
And his unfathomed peace did o’er me roll. [Refrain]

Source: Songs for All #80

Author: William M Lighthall

Lighthall, William M. (Omestown, Canada, ca. 1865--?). Railroad (Delaware & Hudson) employee and telegrapher, 30 years. Moved to Rouses Point, New York, in 1881. Presbyterian Church, Odd Fellows, Mason. Member of Rouses Point School Board, 15+ years (President, Secretary). See: Gabriel, Charles. (1916). Singers and their songs. Chicago: Rodeheaver Co. --Keith C. Clark, DNAH Archives  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I never knew that life could be so sweet, Till Jesus came so sweetly into mine
Title: The matchless Jesus
Author: William M Lighthall
Refrain First Line: Now I have life eternal


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Songs for All #80

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Songs of Love Divine #80

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