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More than I can pay

There's a precious Friend called Jesus

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [There's a precious Friend called Jesus]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There’s a precious Friend called Jesus of whose praise I sing,
For He sends me many blessings ev’ry day;
Tho’ with joy to His dear altar now my all I bring,
Still I owe Him more than I can ever pay.

Yes, I owe Him more than I can ever pay,
Yet He sends me many blessing ev’ry day;
He’s the dearest friend of all, for He answers when I call,
Yes, I owe Him more than I can ever pay.

2 In the hour of pain and trouble He is always nigh,
And amid the storm His words my fears allay;
When the enemy approaches I on Him rely,
O, I owe Him more than I can ever pay. [Refrain]

3 He His all has freely given just to win my love,
And has promised to be with me all the way;
I’m preparing now to praise Him in the world above,
O, I owe Him more than I can ever pay. [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Gems Number 1 : One Hundred Eighty Sacred Selections for Religious Meetings #49

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 >

Text Information

First Line: There's a precious Friend called Jesus
Title: More than I can pay
Author: James Rowe
Refrain First Line: Yes, I owe him more than I can ever pay



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Ackley's Gospel Songs #d46

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Gospel Gems Number 1 #49

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