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Just a word with Jesus

Just a word with Jesus

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [Just a word with Jesus]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Just a word with Jesus
Before the day begins,
Just a plea for guidance
A day of blessing wins;
Just a moment’s waiting
In silence at his feet,
Just to hear him whisper
His words of counsel sweet.

Refrain:
Talk to Jesus often,
Heart to heart and face to face,
Talk to Jesus often,
And trust his sov’reign grace;
Don’t forget to praise him
For what he’s done for you,
Talk to Jesus often,
This Friend so true.

2 Just a tho’t in secret,
A little whispered pray’r
Makes the heart courageous,
And lifts a load of care;
Just a glimpse of Jesus,
To faith’s unwav’ring sight,
Turns the clouds to sunshine,
And makes the whole day bright. [Refrain]

3 Just a word with Jesus—
But how much it means
When with trust unbroken
A soul upon him leans;
Grant, O precious Savior,
Tho’ much denied may be,
We, thro’ life’s short journey,
May walk and talk with thee. [Refrain]

Source: The Finest of the Wheat No. 3 #56

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by." Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Just a word with Jesus
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Refrain First Line: Talk to Jesus often

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 6 of 6)

Beall's Gospel Songs with supplement entitled Favorite Hymns #d85

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Devotional Songs #76

Songs of Praise and Power #d159

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The Bible School Hymnal #74

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The Finest of the Wheat No. 3 #56

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The Young People's Hymnal No. 3 #24

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