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O the love of Jesus means so much to me

O the love of Jesus means so much to me

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [O the love of Jesus means so much to me]
Published in 23 hymnals

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1 O the love of Jesus means so much to me,
Keeps my pathway shining, keeps me pure and free;
More and more I praise Him, for He seems to be
Sweeter as the days go by.

Sweeter as the days go by, (as the days go by,)
Sweeter as the moments fly; (as the moments fly;)
Sweeter and the dearer as to me He draweth nearer
Sweeter as the days go by.

2 Precious, loving Savior, all along the way,
Words of cheer and comfort I have heard Him say;
And He grows more precious to my soul each day,
Sweeter as the days go by. [Chorus]

3 He, I know, will keep me, He will hold me fast
Till my earthly trials be forever past;
He will be, until I see His face at last,
Sweeter as the days go by. [Chorus]

Source: The New Praiseworthy for the Church and Sunday School #47

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 >

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First Line: O the love of Jesus means so much to me
Author: James Rowe
Refrain First Line: Sweeter as the days go by



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