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I'm happy with Jesus alone

There's nothing so precious as Jesus to me

Author: Charles Price Jones
Tune: [There's nothing so precious as Jesus to me] (Jones)
Published in 53 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 There's nothing so precious as Jesus to me;
Let earth with its treasures be gone;
I'm rich as can be when my Savior I see;
I'm happy with Jesus alone.

I'm happy with Jesus alone,
I'm happy with Jesus alone;
Though poor and deserted, thank God, I can say
I'm happy in Jesus alone.

2 When sinful and doomed to a life of despair,
No light on my pathway to shine,
'Twas Jesus who found me and made me an heir
To mansions of glory divine. [Refrain]

3 When nothing but death for my ransom could pay,
And make me accepted with God,
'Twas Jesus who freely Himself made a prey
And ransomed my soul with His blood. [Refrain]

4 'Twas Jesus who called me and showed me the way
To peace upon earth and in heav'n;
'Tis Jesus who teaches me daily to pray
And walk in the light He has giv'n. [Refrain]

5 Should father and mother forsake me below,
My bed upon earth be a stone,
I'll cling to my Savior who loves me, I know,
I'm happy with Jesus alone. [Refrain]


Source: The New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition) #383

Author: Charles Price Jones

Charles Price Jones born December 9, 1865, near Rome, Georgia. He grew up in Kingston, Georgia, and attended the Baptist church. He was converted in 1884 while living in Cat Island, Arkansas. In 1885 he was called to the ministry and began preaching. In 1888 he attended Arkansas Baptist College and taught school in Grant County, Arkansas. He preached and pastored several Baptist churches. After asking God for a deeper experience of grace and fasting and praying for three days, Jones experienced a closeness with God, and in 1895, along with other Baptist holiness adherents, who taught that a second work of grace can cleanse the Christian of original sin. They started a holiness movement in the Baptist church, and he began teaching holiness i… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's nothing so precious as Jesus to me
Title: I'm happy with Jesus alone
Author: Charles Price Jones
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I'm happy with Jesus alone
Copyright: Public Domain



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