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Jesus for the World

The old world needs Jesus to heal its sin

Author: William C. Poole
Tune: [The old world needs Jesus to heal its sin]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 The old world needs Jesus to heal its sin,
The old world needs Jesus today;
There’s no one like Jesus can help it to win,
Or help it on over life’s way.

Refrain:
To save it and help it,
To love it and bless it,
The old world needs Jesus to save it from sin,
The old world needs Jesus today.

2 The old world needs Jesus to give the light,
And brighten the pathway we tread;
To scatter the gloom and the darkness of night,
And give it the sunshine instead. [Refrain]

3 The old world needs Jesus to make anew
The lives that are blighted by sin;
There’s no one like Jesus to make them all true,
And help them the victory win. [Refrain]

4 The old world needs Jesus to lead the way,
To lead to His heaven above;
For no one like Jesus can help it today,
And no one like Jesus can love. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Praise and Power 1-2-3 Combined #265

Author: William C. Poole

William C. Poole was born and raised on a farm in Maryland. His parents belonged to the Methodist church. He graduated from Washington College and became a Methodist minister in Wilmington, Delaware area. He was pastor of McCabe Memorial, Richardson Park and other churches. In 1913 he was superintendent of the Anti-Saloon League of Delaware. He wrote about five hundred hymns. The writing was done as recreation and a diversion from his pastoral work. His goal in writing as well as in being a minister was to help people. 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 >

Text Information

First Line: The old world needs Jesus to heal its sin
Title: Jesus for the World
Author: William C. Poole
Refrain First Line: To save it and keep it



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