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Jesus Owns You

Full Text

1 Jesus, the Saviour, loving and true,
Who came from his home in the sky,
Sinners to ransom, hearts to renew,
Calls you, and bids you come nigh.

Chorus:
Jesus, your Saviour, yours to the end,
Bought you and made you his own;
Hasten to own him, gladly enthrone him,
Jesus, the Saviour, alone.

2 O what a Saviour, paying a debt
That cost him his life on the tree.
Surely he owns you; can you forget
His love and his mercy so free? [Chorus]

3 You are the sinner Jesus has bought,
Obey him and love him below;
Joy everlasting, riches unsought,
Your Master and Lord will bestow. [Chorus]

Source: Bible Study Songs: for junior societies, junior and primary Sunday schools #54

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus, the Saviour, loving and true
Title: Jesus Owns You
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Refrain First Line: Jesus, your Saviour, yours to the end



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