Jesus is passing by

Jesus is passing this way, my friend

Author: Birdie Bell
Tune: [Jesus is passing this way, my friend]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Jesus is passing this way, my friend,
Passing by, passing by!
Oh, wilt thou not to the cry attend?
Jesus is passing by!
Jesus of Nazareth comes this way,
Hasten, O soul, for He comes today;
Go forth to meet Him without delay,
For Jesus is passing by.

Jesus is passing by,
Jesus is passing by;
Go forth to meet Him without delay,
For Jesus is passing by.

2 Jesus is passing this very day,
Passing by, passing by!
Hasten thy heart at His feet to lay—
Jesus is passing by!
Ah, is He not all thy friends above?
Gladly then give Him thy heart’s best love;
Fly to His breast like a storm-tossed dove,
For Jesus is passing by. [Refrain]

3 Jesus is passing—He calls for thee,
Passing by, passing by!
Calleth, “My child, wilt thou come to me?”—
Jesus is passing by!
List to His bidding so soft and sweet,
Haste thee with steps that are glad and fleet;
At His dear side find a joy-complete,
For Jesus is passing by. [Refrain]

Source: Triumphant Songs No.5 #87

Author: Birdie Bell

C. Louise Bell, also known a Birdie Bell, was born, raised and lived in New York city. She began writing hymns when she was sixteen years old. She is the author of more than 500 hymns, 200 religious poems, and 200 Christmas and Easter lyrics, as well as short stories, and articles. She wrote under the name of Birdie Bell, which is what her family called her. 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 >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus is passing this way, my friend
Title: Jesus is passing by
Author: Birdie Bell
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Advent Christian Hymnal #d417

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Triumphant Songs No.5 #87

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