The blessed Jesus loved me

The blessed Jesus loved me

Author: Thoro Harris
Tune: [The blessed Jesus loved me]
Published in 9 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The blessed Jesus loved me
Before I ever came
And tasted His salvation
Or tho’t upon His name
He called me and He wooed me,
And I am His today
As hand in hand we journey
Along the heav’nward way.

Refrain:
I love Him better ev’ry day.
I love Him better ev’ry day.
Close by His side I will abide
I love Him better ev’ry day.

2 Each day the path grows brighter,
And I can almost see
The mansions of the faithful,
Where I so soon shall be;
In that celestial city
I’ll sing unending praise
To my divine Redeemer,
Thro’ everlasting days. [Refrain]

3 O soul without this Savior,
Why will you longer roam,
When Jesus still invites you,
“Ye weary ones, come home”?
Today, if you accept Him,
He offers you His grace;
His providence shall guide you
Until you see His face. [Refrain]

Source: Great Gospel Songs #47

Author: Thoro Harris

Born: March 31, 1874, Washington, DC. Died: March 27, 1955, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Buried: International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. After attending college in Battle Creek, Michigan, Harris produced his first hymnal in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1902. He then moved to Chicago, Illinois at the invitation of Peter Bilhorn, and in 1932, to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. He composed and compiled a number of works, and was well known locally as he walked around with a canvas bag full of handbooks for sale. His works include: Light and Life Songs, with William Olmstead & William Kirkpatrick (Chicago, Illinois: S. K. J. Chesbro, 1904) Little Branches, with George J. Meyer & Howard E. Smith (Chicago, Illi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The blessed Jesus loved me
Author: Thoro Harris
Refrain First Line: I love him better every day

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 9 of 9)

Foursquare Favorites #d149

Full Gospel Songs #63

Glad Praise #d139

Glorious Gospel Hymns #d516

TextAudioPage Scan

Great Gospel Songs #47

Praise and Worship #358

Praise and Worship #358

Songs of Praise #292

Songs of Trust and Triumph No. 1 #d75

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.