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I Was Poorer than All

I was poorer than all, I was hungry and cold

Author: Frank H. Mashaw
Tune: [I was poorer than all]
Published in 3 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

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1. I was poorer than all,
I was hungry and cold,
I was far, far away
from the dear Shepherd’s fold;
But Jesus now gives me
of His riches untold,
Oh, the peace of my soul is Jesus!

Refrain
I was poorer than all;
now I’ve riches to spare,
And a home He is building
for me so bright and fair;
And some day I am going
to my home over there,
Oh, the peace of my soul is Jesus!

2. I was poorer than all,
I was friendless, alone,
I was still in my sins,
and my heart was a stone;
But Jesus smiled on me
and said, Thou art My own,
Oh, the peace of my soul is Jesus! [Refrain]

3. I was poorer than all,
I was ready to die,
But the Savior came down
from His throne in the sky;
On Calv’ry He ransomed
such a sinner as I,
Oh, the peace of my soul is Jesus! [Refrain]

4. I was poorer than all
till the Lord said to me,
Go in peace, sin no more;
now I’m happy and free,
And ever I’ll praise Him,
and His child I will be.
Oh, the peace of my soul is Jesus! [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #3151

Author: Frank H. Mashaw

Early 20th Century Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I was poorer than all, I was hungry and cold
Title: I Was Poorer than All
Author: Frank H. Mashaw
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I was poorer than all, now I've riches to spare
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #3151
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The Cyber Hymnal #3151

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