I Have the Witness

Not by my trying, nor yet by my tears

Author: Lewis E. Jones
Tune: [Not by my trying, nor yet by my tears]
Published in 8 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Not by my trying, nor yet by my tears,
Have I been cleansed from the guilt of the years;
It was the Savior who came to my heart,
Touching with blood ev’ry part.

I have the witness, O glory to God!
Jesus abides and I’m under the blood,
Washed and made white in the soul-cleansing flood,
I am the child of a King.

2 Freely He giveth me more of his grace,
Daily I walk in light of His face;
Wholly submissive I trust to His care,
Safely He keeps ev’rywhere. [Refrain]

3 Dwelling in me is the Savior divine,
Since I have Him all things surely are mine;
Largely I ask and He heareth my cry,
Quickly His need doth supply. [Refrain]

Source: Great Gospel Songs #87

Author: Lewis E. Jones

Lewis Edgar Jones USA 1865-1936. Born in Yates City, IL, his family moved near Davenport, IA, where he lived on a farm until age 21. He went into business for awhile, and attended the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. He was a classmate of evangelist, Billy Sunday. After graduating, he worked for the YMCA in Davenport, IA; Fort Worth, TX (1915, as general secretary); and Santa Barbara, CA (1925 as general secretary). Hymn writing was his avocation, and he wrote 200+, advising that many came from pastors’ sermons. He married Lora May Wright (1872-1950), and they had a daughter, Frances Ellen (1897-1982). He died in Santa Barbara, CA. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Not by my trying, nor yet by my tears
Title: I Have the Witness
Author: Lewis E. Jones
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I have the witness, O glory to God
Copyright: Public Domain



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