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Because I Love Jesus

My path may be lonely, and dark be the night

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [My path may be lonely, and dark be the night]
Published in 24 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 My path may be lonely, and dark be the night,
The clouds may be hiding the sun from my sight,
Yet I have assurance that all will be right,
Because (Because) I love Jesus.

Because I love Jesus, Jesus,
Because (Because) I love Jesus;
My soul is at rest, and in Him I am blest,
Because (Because) I love Jesus.

2 Because I love Jesus, my Savior and thine,
There's peace in my soul, there is comfort divine;
'Twill always abide, for the promise is mine,
Because (Because)I love Jesus. [Refrain]

3 Tho' loved ones be taken away from my side,
Tho' riches and honor to me be denied,
Yet if I but trust Him no ill can betide,
Because (Because) I love Jesus. [Refrain]

4 Tho' all that is evil against me combine,
Tho' Satan around me his snares should entwine,
Yet if I am faithful a crown will be mine,
Because (Because) I love Jesus. [Refrain]

Source: The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #75

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. 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: My path may be lonely, and dark be the night
Title: Because I Love Jesus
Author: James Rowe
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Because I love Jesus, Jesus
Copyright: Public Domain



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