Christ for Me

My heart is fixed, eternal God

Author: Richard Jukes
Published in 51 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 My heart is fixed, eternal God,
Fixed on thee;
And my unchanging choice is made,
Christ for me.
He is my prophet, priest and King,
Who did for me salvation bring,
And while I’ve breath I mean to sing:
Christ for me.

2 Let others boast of heaps of gold,
Christ for me.
His riches never can be told,
Christ for me.
Your gold will waste and wear away,
Your honours perish in a day,
My portion never can decay,
Christ for me.

3 In pining sickness or in health,
Christ for me.
In deepest poverty or wealth,
Christ for me.
And in that all-important day,
When I the summons must obey,
And pass from this dark world away,
Christ for me.

4 At home, abroad, by night, by day,
Christ for me.
Where’er I speak, or sing, or pray,
Christ for me.
Him first and last, him all day long,
My hope, my solace, and my song,
I’ll send the ringing cry along:
Christ for me.

Source: The Song Book of the Salvation Army #356

Author: Richard Jukes

Rv Richard Jukes United Kingdom 1804-1867. Born at Clungunford, Shropshire, England, his father a stone mason, he was a prankster when young. He followed his father’s trade and became a stone mason for awhile before becoming an itinerant preacher. In 1829 he was part of a team missioning in Wiltshire and Aldbourne. His preaching was sometimes disturbed by efforts to disband the crowd, he even at times had eggs thrown at him. However, a society was formed and a barn was obtained for a place of worship. He was known as “the bard of the poor”. Over time he became a popular Primitive Methodist minister and hymn writer. He married Phoebe Pardoe (1805-1826) in 1825, but she died of typhus after less than a year of marriage. Late… Go to person page >

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First Line: My heart is fixed, eternal God
Title: Christ for Me
Author: Richard Jukes
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Song Book of the Salvation Army #356

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