A Soul Winner for Jesus

I want to be a soul winner

Author: J. W. Ferrill
Tune: [I want to be a soul winner]
Published in 40 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I want to be a soul winner
For Jesus ev’ry day,
He does so much for me;
I want to aid the lost sinner
To leave his erring way,
And be from bondage free.

A soul winner for Jesus,
A soul winner for Jesus,
O let me be each day
A soul winner for Jesus,
A soul winner for Jesus,
He's done so much for me.

2 I want to be a soul winner
And bring the lost to Christ,
That they His grace may know;
I want to live for Christ ever,
And do His blessed will,
Because He loves me so. [Chorus]

3 I want to be a soul winner
Till Jesus calls for me,
To lay my burdens down;
I want to hear Him say, Servant,
“You've gathered many sheaves,
Receive a starry crown.” [Chorus]

Source: The New Wonderful Songs for Work and Worship #45

Author: J. W. Ferrill

Born: October 31, 1879, Texas. Died: May 13, 1975, Park Place Nursing Home, Mart, Texas. Buried: Faulkenberry Cemetery, Groesbeck, Texas. James W. Ferrill was born on Oct. 31, 1879, and raised on a farm at Davis Prairie near Thornton in Limestone County, TX, outside of Grosbeck and about thirty miles east of Waco. His family were members of the church of Christ, and he became a Christian too. At about age fifteen he began his study of music under J. E. Thomas and Franklin L. Eiland. After graduating from North Texas Normal College at Denton, TX, where he received his teacher’s degree, he began conducting singing schools with his first one at Forace Chapel near Grosbeck in 1901. Continuing to teach singing schools regularly fr… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I want to be a soul winner
Title: A Soul Winner for Jesus
Author: J. W. Ferrill
Language: English
Refrain First Line: A soul winner for Jesus
Copyright: Public Domain



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Everlasting Praises No. 4 #d56

From the Cross to the Crown #d61

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Latter Rain Revival #d41

Melodies of Love #d34

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Millennial Revival #0

New and Old Gospel Songs and Hymns #d68

New Songs of Inspiration Number 3 #d82

Old Time Revival #15

Our Hymns of Love, a Choice Collection of Gospel Songs #d68

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Pentecostal Jewels #63

Praise for the Lord (Expanded Edition) #302

Sacred Selections for the Church #93

Sacred Song Service #d42

Songs of Amazing Grace #d70

Songs of Inspiration #63

Songs of Old-Time Power #d63

Songs of Redemption #101

Songs of Spiritual Power #d67

Songs Of The Church #18

Songs of the Coming King #d39

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Soul Inspiring Songs #18

Soul Stirring Songs #d47

Soul Stirring Songs #d54

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Soul Stirring Songs #12

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Soul-stirring Songs and Hymns (Rev. ed.) #392


The Cyber Hymnal #10593

The Majestic Hymnal, number two #3

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The New Gospel Song Book #34


The New Wonderful Songs for Work and Worship #45

Universal Songs and Hymns, a complete hymnal #79

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Victorious Songs #207

Zion Songs, Spiritual Hymns #d55

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