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Let Jesus have his way

Let Jesus have his way

Author: J. H. Sammis
Tune: [Let Jesus have his way]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Let Jesus have his way,
Dear Savior of the lost;
Come, yield thyself to him today,
Whatever be the cost.
Let Jesus have his way,
Nor dare to trust your own;
Their steps can never go astray
Who follow him alone.

Let Jesus have his way,
Let Jesus have his way;
Their steps can never go astray
Who follow him alone.

2 Let Jesus have his way,
Whose will is always best;
Their confidence he’ll ne’er betray
Who put him to the test.
Let Jesus have his way,
If at the throne of grace
You’d find acceptance when you pray,
And see our Father’s face. [Refrain]

3 Let Jesus have his way,
He sends no needless pain;
To toil, to rest, to go, or stay,
To suffer or to reign.
Let Jesus have his way,
And great shall be thy peace;
Rest in his love, his voice obey,
And all resistance cease. [Refrain]

Source: Sunday School Voices: a collection of sacred songs #105

Author: J. H. Sammis

John H. Sammis was born in Brooklyn. He moved to Logansport, Indiana when ye was 22, where he was converted to Christianity. He was active in the Y.M.C.A., serving as secretary for the Terre Haute Association and later becoming State Secretary. After this, he studied at Lane and McCormack seminaries and was ordained in the Presbyterian church at Glidden, Iowa. He also pastored churches in Indianapolis, Grand Haven, MI, Red Wing and St. Paul, Minn. In 1909 he became associated with the Los Angeles Bible Institute. He wrote more that 100 hymns. 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: Let Jesus have his way
Author: J. H. Sammis
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Epworth Praises #d119

Selected Sunday School Songs #d89

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Sunday School Voices #105

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