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Nothing Satisfies but Jesus

Nothing satisfies but Jesus, Bread of life to mortals given

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [Nothing satisfies but Jesus] (Morris)
Published in 20 hymnals

Printable scores: MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Nothing satisfies but Jesus,
Bread of life to mortals giv'n;
May His presence now refresh us
Like the morning dew from heav'n!

Give me Jesus (Give me Jesus,)
give me Jesus, (give me Jesus,)
Take the world, but give me Jesus,
To satisfy with ev'ry blessing,
His love and peace my soul possessing;
To all beside, my heart replies:
There's naught but Jesus satisfies!

2 Since I heard the voice of Jesus,
Since mine eyes behold the King,
All my love, my heart's affection,
All I have, to Him I bring. [Chorus]

3 With His joy my heart is thrilling,
All my hope in Him I see;
Doubt, and gloom, and fear dispelling,
Christ is All in all to me. [Chorus]

Source: The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #34

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: Nothing satisfies but Jesus, Bread of life to mortals given
Title: Nothing Satisfies but Jesus
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Refrain First Line: Give me Jesus, give me Jesus



Instances (1 - 20 of 20)

A Messenger for Jesus #d206

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Diadems #63

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Famous Gospel Hymns #47

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Famous Hymns #47


Favorites Number 3 #21

Hosanna in the Highest, Gypsy Smith's Campaign Song Book #d111

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Hymns and Sacred Songs #204

Inspiring Hymns #d215

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Joy to the World #83

Ministry in Song #d112

Praises #d130

Revival Glory #d130

Special Songs for Special Singers Number 3 #d22

The Evangel #d120

The New Evangel #d175

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The New Praiseworthy #34

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Voices of praise #18

Wonderful Jesus and Other Songs #31

World-wide Revival Hymns #d172

Worship in Song #d171

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