I shall not want while Jesus leads

I shall not want while Jesus leads

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [I shall not want while Jesus leads]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I shall not want while Jesus leads,
Nor hunger while my soul he feeds;
My Guide for evermore is he,
His rod and staff they comfort me.

Refrain:
I shall not want, I shall not want,
The Lord my Shepherd is;
In pastures green he feedeth me.
By waters still he leadeth me;
I shall not want, I shall not want.
The Lord my Shepherd is.

2 E’en tho’ I pass thro’ death’s dark vale,
My rod of comfort shall not fail;
The valley’s shade shall not alarm,
I shall not want or suffer harm. [Refrain]

3 I shall not want for joy, for lo,
My cup with grace shall overflow;
My soul by pow’r divine restored,
Loves oil upon my head outpoured. [Refrain]

4 My song thro’ life shall ever b,
Goodness and mercy follow me;
And in God’s house for evermore
I’ll dwell on Canaan’s happy shore. [Refrain]

Source: His Worthy Praise #33

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by." Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I shall not want while Jesus leads
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 3 of 3)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
His Worthy Praise #33TextAudioPage Scan
The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #828
The Church Hymnal: the official hymnal of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ (13th ed.) #d177
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