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Jesus Is All the World to Me

Jesus is all the world to me, My life, my joy, my all

Author: Will L. Thompson (1904)
Tune: ELIZABETH (Thompson)
Published in 255 hymnals

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1 Jesus is all the world to me,
my life, my joy, my all;
He is my strength from day to day,
without Him I would fall:
when I am sad, to Him I go;
no other one can cheer me so;
when I am sad, He makes me glad;
He's my friend.

2 Jesus is all the world to me,
my friend in trials sore;
I go to Him for blessings,
and He gives them o'er and o'er:
He sends the sunshine and the rain,
He sends the harvest's golden grain;
sunshine and rain, harvest of grain;
He's my friend.

3 Jesus is all the world to me,
and true to Him I'll be;
oh, how could I this friend deny
when He's so true to me?
Following Him, I know I'm right,
He watches o'er me day and night;
Following Him, by day and night;
He's my friend.

4 Jesus is all the world to me,
I want no better friend;
I trust Him now, I'll trust Him when
Life's fleeting days shall end:
beautiful life with such a friend,
beautiful life that has no end;
eternal life, eternal joy;
He's my friend.

Source: Celebrating Grace Hymnal #612

Author: Will L. Thompson

Will Lamartine Thompson (1847-1909) Born: November 7, 1847, East Li­ver­pool, Ohio. Died: Sep­tem­ber 20, 1909, New York, New York. Buried: Ri­ver­view Cem­e­te­ry, East Li­ver­pool, Ohio. Rebuffed in an ear­ly at­tempt to sell his songs to a com­mer­cial pub­lish­er, Thomp­son start­ed his own pub­lish­ing com­pa­ny. He lat­er ex­pand­ed, open­ing a store to sell pi­an­os, or­gans and sheet mu­sic. Both a lyr­i­cist and com­pos­er, he en­sured he would al­ways re­mem­ber words or mel­o­dies that came to him at odd times: "No mat­ter where I am, at home or ho­tel, at the store or tra­vel­ing, if an idea or theme comes to me that I deem wor­thy of a song, I jot it down in verse. In this… Go to person page >



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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #184
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The Cyber Hymnal #3208
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Baptist Hymnal 2008 #475TextFlexscorePage Scan
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #612TextFlexscorePage Scan
Hymns of Faith #217TextPage Scan
Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #370
Lift Every Voice and Sing II: an African American hymnal #77TextPage Scan
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #556Page Scan
Rejoice Hymns #272
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #185
Sing Joyfully #342TextPage Scan
Small Church Music #82Audio
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #220
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #512TextFlexscorePage Scan
The Cyber Hymnal #3208TextScoreAudio
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #510TextPage Scan
The New National Baptist Hymnal #213
The United Methodist Hymnal #469TextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
The Worshiping Church #491TextPage Scan
Timeless Truths #1127Text
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #653TextFlexscorePage Scan
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