All you need in Jesus

Why, O soul, in darkness wander

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [Why, O soul, in darkness wander]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Why, O soul, in darkness wander, while above you there is light?
If you only look to Jesus he will make your pathway bright;
Live no longer with the tempter, he your precious soul will blight;
You can find whate’er you need in Jesus.

Everything you need, yes, all for which you plead,
You will surely find it all in Jesus!
Go to him while yet you may,
Love and trust him day by day;
You can find whate’er you need in Jesus.

2 Often you are lacking comfort, oft you sigh for love and cheer;
Oft you bend beneath a burden and no earthly friend is near;
Look above, the Lord will help you, for to him your soul is dear;
You can find whate’er you need in Jesus. [Refrain]

3 Oh, a precious friend is Jesus unto all who trust his grace;
He will comfort and encourage you at any time of place;
Let him make you free and happy and a blessing to your race;
You can find whate’er you need in Jesus. [Refrain]

Source: United Praise: for use in Sunday Schools, Young People's Societies and other Church Services #116

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 >

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First Line: Why, O soul, in darkness wander
Title: All you need in Jesus
Author: James Rowe
Refrain First Line: Everything you need
Copyright: Public Domain


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United Praise #116

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