Jesus Needs You

Jesus needs your service every passing day

Author: H. L.
Tune: [Jesus needs your service every passing day]
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1 Jesus needs your service ev’ry passing day,
For the workers yet are few;
In the world are multitudes from God away,
There is much that you can do.

Jesus needs your willing service day by day,
Do not while the many golden hours away;
He will all your sacrifice and love repay,
Jesus needs you ev’ry day.

2 There are hearts that droop with sorrow and with pain,
Speak to them a word of cheer;
There are those who seek for light but seek in vain,
Spread the gospel far and near. [Refrain]

3 Multitudes have never heard of Jesus love,
Tell to them the story sweet;
Of the mighty One who came from heav’n above,
Who can give them joy complete. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Pentecost No. 2 #55

Author: H. L.

Rv Haldor Lillenas DMus Norway/USA 1885-1959. Born at Stord, near Bergen, Norway, his father sold their 15 acre farm in Norway and emigrated to the U.S., buying a farm in Colton, SD. After he built a sod house, the family (wife and three chldren) also came to SD in 1887. They moved to Astoria, Oregon in 1889, where Lillenas learned English and began writing song lyrics at an early age. In 1900 the family moved again to Roseville, MN, where he worked as a farm laborer and began attending a Lutheran high school at Hawick, MN. He sold a few songs at age 19. At age 21 he began writing more songs, encouraged by some earlier ones becoming popular (“He set me free” was one). His mother died in 1906 and his father returned to ND, but Li… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus needs your service every passing day
Title: Jesus Needs You
Author: H. L.
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Jesus needs your willing service day by day
Publication Date: 1917
Copyright: Public Domain


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