Jesus the first and last

My song shall be of Jesus, The friend to sinners dear

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [My song shall be of Jesus]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 My song shall be of Jesus,
The Friend to sinners dear,
In ev’ry time of trouble,
A blessed Helper near;
He saves me in temptation,
He pardons all my sin
And makes this earth a heaven
To go to heaven in.

Refrain:
Jesus, Jesus, Jesus the first and last,
Trust to Him thy future,
Leave with Him the past;
Blessed Rock of Ages;
Here thy anchor cast,
Jesus, Jesus, Jesus the first and last.

2 My Pilot and Deliv’rer,
Upon life’s stormy sea,
My refuge from the tempest,
Forevermore is He;
Above the billows dashing,
Which seem to threaten ill,
I hear His voice so cheering,
His blessed “peace be still.” [Refrain]

3 The Alpha and Omega,
Beginning and the end,
The One on whom forever,
My hopes of heav’n depend;
My all to Him committed,
Life’s storms I shall outride,
Until in yonder haven
My bark shall safely glide. [Refrain]

Source: The King of Glory #88

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 >

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First Line: My song shall be of Jesus, The friend to sinners dear
Title: Jesus the first and last
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

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