Only Jesus Satisfies

If on the topmost point

Author: Clara McAlister
Tune: [If on the topmost point]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 If on the topmost point
Of honor’s heights I stand,
Or to the summit mount
Of fame and glory grand,
My soul were still unsatisfied,
Till Jesus’ love in me abide.

2 If I could even gain
The world, with all it gives,
And still should not obtain
The life the Christian lives,
What profit should I then control?
I’d gain the world, but lose my soul.

3 If human hands should wreathe
Bright laurels for my brow,
Their praises, too, should breathe,
Or at my feet should bow,
My vacant heart would sigh until
The Savior came with grace to fill.

4 Vain pleasure, pride, and gold,
Naught in your stores I find
But fast decays to mold—
All this I leave behind.
In Jesus there is all I need—
Wealth, pleasure, and a Friend indeed.

Source: Truth in Song: for General Gospel Work #195

Author: Clara McAlister

Birth: Oct. 9, 1882, Parke County, Indiana, USA Death: Mar. 20, 1980, Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, USA Clara McAlister Brooks was one of our early songwriters and four of her pieces are in the current hymnal. From the earliest days of the movement we have had women prominent in all forms of our ministry—missionaries, evangelists, teachers, pastors, and God has honored their sacrificial labors. For that reason we can stand in amazement when here, in the 1970s, such old-line denominations as the Episcopal church are being racked with controversy over whether the ordination of women is permissible. But before we gather Pharisaic robes about ourselves, perhaps we need to look candidly at the way in which we, too, succumbed to so… Go to person page >

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First Line: If on the topmost point
Title: Only Jesus Satisfies
Author: Clara McAlister
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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