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If your life in days gone by

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1 If your life in days gone by,
Has not been good and true,
In your own way no longer try,
But let Him fix it for you.

Refrain:
Let Jesus fix it for you,
He knows just what to do;
Whenever you pray, let Him have His way,
And He will fix it for you.

2 Perhaps your temper is to blame,
For many wrongs you do,
Take it to God in Jesus’ name,
And he will fix it for you. [Refrain]

3 If in your home the trouble is,
The course you should pursue,
Go talk with God, your hand in His,
And he will fix it for you. [Refrain]

4 And if some sin your soul hath bound
With cords you can’t undo,
At Jesus’ feet go lay it down,
And he will fix it for you. [Refrain]

5 Maybe to you the world is dark,
And comforts far and few,
Let Jesus own and rule your heart,
And He will fix it for you. [Refrain]

Source: Lift Every Voice and Sing II: an African American hymnal #86

Author: Charles Albert Tindley

Charles Albert Tindley was born in Berlin, Maryland, July 7, 1851; son of Charles and Hester Tindley. His father was a slave, and his mother was free. Hester died when he was very young; he was taken in my his mother’s sister Caroline Miller Robbins in order to keep his freedom. It seems that he was expected to work to help the family. In his Book of Sermons (1932), he speaks of being “hired out” as a young boy, “wherever father could place me.” He married Daisy Henry when he was seventeen. Together they had eight children, some of whom would later assist him with the publication of his hymns. Tindley was largely self-taught throughout his lifetime. He learned to read mostly on his own. After he and Daisy moved to Philadelphia… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: If your life in days gone by
Author: Charles Albert Tindley
Refrain First Line: Let Jesus fix it for you

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Songs of Zion #47

Beams of Heaven #30

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Lift Every Voice and Sing II #86

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