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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.

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