Just the Love of Jesus

What is making life so sweet and bright to me?

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [What is making life so sweet and bright to me?]
Published in 21 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 What is making life so sweet and bright to me?
Just the love of Jesus, just the love of Jesus!
What has made my soul so peaceful, pure and free?
Just the love of Jesus, my Savior!

Chorus:
Just the love of Jesus, O how sweet!
Just the love of Jesus makes my joy complete;
What will guide my soul to that safe retreat?
Just the love of Jesus, my Savior!

2 What affords me shelter when the tempest sweeps?
Just the love of Jesus, just the love of Jesus!
What, from day to day, my soul from evil keeps?
Just the love of Jesus, my Savior! [Chorus]

3 What will help me triumph in this earthly strife?
Just the love of Jesus, just the love of Jesus!
What is more to me than wealth, or fame, or life?
Just the love of Jesus, my Savior! [Chorus]

4 What will lead me safe across the silent sea?
Just the love of Jesus, just the love of Jesus!
What will be my song thro' all eternity?
Just the love of Jesus, my Savior! [Chorus]

Source: The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #74

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: What is making life so sweet and bright to me?
Title: Just the Love of Jesus
Author: James Rowe
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Just the love of Jesus, O how sweet!

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The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #74

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Instances (1 - 21 of 21)
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Coronation Hymns #51

Crowns of Rejoicing #d251

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Diadems: a collection of religious songs, new and old, for the church and Sunday school #6

Enduring Hymns #d242

Gospel Bells #d242

Greatest Hymns for use in the Churches #d340

Harvest of Light #d239

Hosanna in the Highest, Gypsy Smith's Campaign Song Book #d190

Inspiring Hymns #d322

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Joy to the World: for the Church and Sunday School #48

Ministry in Song #d173

Songs of Redemption #d123

The Evangel #d202

The New Evangel #d276

The New Make Christ King #d219

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The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #74

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The Very Best: Songs for the Sunday School #5

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The World Evangel #19

Triumphant Joy #d264

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Voices of praise: prepared with especial reference to the needs of the Sunday school #23

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