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What would Jesus have you do

What would Jesus have you do

Author: Julia H. Johnston
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

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1 What would Jesus have you do,
Youthful soldiers, brave and true?
How would He the tempter meet?
How would He the foe defeat?

What would Jesus have you do,
Jesus, daily watching you?
Follow Him along the way,
Look to Jesus day by day.

2 What would Jesus do today?
Would the Savior turn away?
Would He not be kind indeed,
Glad to help in time of need? [Refrain]

3 In the Word of God so true,
Jesus shows you what to do;
If you ask Him, He will hear,
He will make the duty clear. [Refrain]

4 Lay up treasure far above,
Walk with Jesus Christ in love;
Every day your pledge renew,
Do what Christ would have you do? [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8091

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. 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 >

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First Line: What would Jesus have you do
Author: Julia H. Johnston


The Cyber Hymnal #8091
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