I owe it all to Jesus

My hope of heaven on Christ is stayed

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [My hope of Heav'n on Christ is stayed] (Morris)
Published in 9 hymnals

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1 My hope of Heav'n on Christ is stayed,
My sins were all upon Him laid,
My ransom price He freely paid;
I owe it all to Jesus.

Chorus:
For me the thorny crown He wore,
For me the cruel cross He bore;
He paid my debt, I'll not forget,
I owe it all to Jesus.

2 Life as a lamb to slaughter led,
He came and suffered in my stead,
And once for all his life-blood shed;
I owe it all to Jesus. [Chorus]

3 With groans and tears and agony
He suffered in Gethsemane;
For time and for eternity
I owe it all to Jesus. [Chorus]

4 To claim Him mine I humbly dare,
And full allegiance to Him swear,
And now proclaim it ev'rywhere,
I owe it all to Jesus. [Chorus]

5 My all upon the altar lies -
A willing, living sacrifice;
Tho' small the gift, He'll not despise;
I owe it all to Jesus. [Chorus]


Source: The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #19

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: My hope of heaven on Christ is stayed
Title: I owe it all to Jesus
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Refrain First Line: For me the thorny crown he wore

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 9 of 9)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Eternal Praise for the Church and Sunday School #17Page Scan
Herald of Praise #6Page Scan
Hymns and Sacred Songs #160Page Scan
Make Christ King: combined: a selection of high class gospel hymns for use in general worship and special evangelistic meetings #62Page Scan
The King of Kings: a choice collection of gospel songs, standard hymns, choruses, children's songs, solos, duets, and quartets together with responsive readings for use in evangelistic meetings... #244AudioPage Scan
The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #19TextScoreAudioPage Scan
Treasury of Song #d183
World Revival Hymns #d140
Worship in Song #d162
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