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Jesus is Real and Precious to Me

Though all things this world holds as precious

Author: Herbert G. Tovey
Tune: [Though all things this world holds are precious]
Published in 9 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Tho’ all things this world holds are precious
Are taken from me here below,
There’s one precious truth that I treasure,
Jesus is real, this I know.

Jesus is real and precious to me,
Jesus is real to me;
All that the world holds as treasure may go,
But Jesus is real to me.

2 Should some earthly care come oppressing,
Some cloud thro’ which I cannot see,
I’ve one constant Friend, it is Jesus,
He is as real as can be. [Refrain]

3 Alone, and away from my loved ones,
No words from their lips can I hear;
And yet there is One far more precious,
Jesus is real, and is near. [Refrain]

4 O soul, in this world ever changing,
Now seeking some friend that is true,
There’s One who is steadfast, unfailing,
Jesus is real; He seeks you. [Refrain]

Source: The Modern Hymnal #281

Author: Herbert G. Tovey

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Text Information

First Line: Though all things this world holds as precious
Title: Jesus is Real and Precious to Me
Author: Herbert G. Tovey
Refrain First Line: Jesus is real and precious to me



Instances (1 - 9 of 9)

Coleman's Songs for Men #d153

Evangel Bells #d109

Gospel Melodies #d216

Harvest Hymns #d202

Majestic Hymns #d247

Revival Songs #d116

Revival Songs #d115

The American Hymnal for English Speaking People Everywhere #d355

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The Modern Hymnal #281

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