Why Should I Live?

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1 Why should I live, O Lord,
If not for Thee?
Why shouldst Thou good afford
Daily to me?
Why should I daily live,
Hopeful and free,
If I that life withhold,
Dear Lord, from Thee.

2 Why should I live, O Lord,
For self alone?
Why should I leave Thy word
Meanly undone?
I could not lift my hand,
Lord, but for Thee,
If on my feet I stand,
Thou holdest me.

3 Why should I live, O Lord,
But to Thy praise!
Thou art my God and King;
Rule Thou my ways;
Let ev'rything I do,
And all of me,
To Thee, O Lord, be true,
All, all for Thee.

Source: His Fullness Songs #493

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 >

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First Line: Why should I live, O Lord
Title: Why Should I Live?
Author: Charles Price Jones
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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His Fullness Songs #493

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