Jesus is my joy, my all

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1 Jesus is my Joy, my All,
He for me His life hath given;
I am His, I hear His call;
He hath writ my name in heaven.
Earthly treasures pass away;
Jesus I will love for aye.

2 Riches, pomp, and earthly joy
Cannot tempt my soul from heaven;
Gold is mingled with alloy,
Bitterness with sweetness given,
Riches flee and hopes decay;
Jesus' grace abides alway.

3 In my Jesus I am blest,
He to pleasant pastures leads me,
Stills my soul and gives it rest,
And with heavenly manna feeds me.
Earthly things must face and fall;
Jesus is my Life, my All.

4 Then away, O world! thy joy
Leads the soul to grief and sorrow;
Death is found in sin's employ
Fears to-day, regrets to-morrow.
Jesus only satisfies;
Jesus points me to the skies!


Source: The Hymnal and Order of Service #491

Author: Johan Olaf Wallin

Johan Olaf Wallin was born at Stora Tuna, in 1779, and early displayed his poetical powers. In 1805, and again in 1809, he gained the chief prize for poetry at Upsala. In the latter year he became pastor at Solna; here his ability as a preacher was so striking that he was transferred to Stockholm, in 1815, as "pastor primarius," a title for which we have no exact equivalent. In 1818 he was made Dean of Westeras, and set about the task of editing a revised hymn-book for the whole of Sweden. This task he completed in 1819, and published it as, Den Swenska Psalmboken, af Konungen gillad och stadfästad (The Swedish hymn-book, approved and confirmed by the King). To it he contributed some 150 hymns of his own, besides translations and recasting… Go to person page >

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First Line: Jesus is my joy, my all
Author: Johan Olaf Wallin
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Hymnal and Order of Service #491


The Hymnal and Order of Service #491

The Hymnal of the Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod. Text ed. #d259

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