Jesus All-Sufficient

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1 Jesus, ever present Friend,
Whom have I on earth beside?
True and faithful to the end,
Be Thou still my help and guide.

Jesus all-sufficient friend,
Lead, and comfort, and defend,
All in all I find in thee,
Show thy power and grace in me.

2 Jesus, Savior, when alone
Thou didst bear my load of sin,
For my guilt thou didst atone,
Purify me now within. [Chorus]

3 By thy death my debt was paid,
All my life to Thee I owe,
Be my ever-present aid,
All-sufficient grace bestow. [Chorus]

4 Weak and helpless, sure to stray,
I am nothing, Thou art all;
Keep me in the narrow way,
Lift me when I faint and fall. [Chorus]

Source: Crowning Glory No. 1: a choice collection of gospel hymns #45

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: Jesus, ever present Friend
Title: Jesus All-Sufficient
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Jesus all-sufficient Friend
Publication Date: 1890
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.


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