Living for Jesus living for Jesus

Living for Jesus living for Jesus

Author: Priscilla J. Owens
Tune: [Living for Jesus, living for Jesus]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Living for Jesus, living for Jesus,
Tracing his steps by the way,
Following fully, serving him truly,
Nearer to heaven each day.
Jesus has freed me, Jesus shall lead me,
Gladly I follow his voice;
Living for Jesus, living for Jesus,
Glorious portion and choice!
Following fully, serving him truly,
Nearer to heaven each day.

2 Living for Jesus, living for Jesus,
All of my will to resign,
Rearing his banner, bearing his burden,
Only to follow be mine.
Happy and grateful, tender and faithful,
Ready to work or to wait;
Living for Jesus, living for Jesus,
Serving him early and late.
Rearing his banner, bearing his burden,
Only to follow be mine.

3 Living for Jesus, living for Jesus,
Led by his Spirit each day,
Kept by his power watchful each hour,
Prompt to observe and obey.
Love’s lowly mission, highest ambition,
Crowning each cross with delight;
Duty is gladness, shining thro’ sadness,
Faith will soon grow into sight.
Kept by his power watchful each hour,
Prompt to observe and obey.

Source: Melodious Sonnets #37

Author: Priscilla J. Owens

Owens, Priscilla Jane, was born July 21, 1829, of Scotch and Welsh descent, and is now (1906) resident at Baltimore, where she is engaged in public-school work. For 50 years Miss Owen has interested herself in Sunday-school work, and most of her hymns were written for children's services. Her hymn in the Scotch Church Hymnary, 1898, "We have heard a joyful sound" (Missions), was written for a Sunday-school Mission Anniversary, and the words were adapted to the chorus "Vive le Roi" in the opera The Huguenots. [Rev. James Bonar, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix II (1907)… Go to person page >

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First Line: Living for Jesus living for Jesus
Author: Priscilla J. Owens

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Instances

Instances (1 - 4 of 4)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Living Hymns: for use in the Sabbath School, Christian Endeavor Meetings, the church & home #126Page Scan
The Royal Fountain No.4: sacred songs and hymns for use in Sabbath-school or prayer meeting #82Page Scan
Melodious Sonnets #37TextAudioPage Scan
Temple Trio: comprising "On Joyful Wing", "Melodious Sonnets" and "Precious Hymns" #219Page Scan



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