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Everything for Jesus

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1 Why should we love the ways of sin,
And daily, hourly walk therein;
Why seek the world's false praise to win,
When we might live for Jesus?
Oh, Jesus, dear!
Oh, Jesus near!
Who bids us come and never fear
Who reigns in Heav'n, and yet is here,
An ever present Jesus.

2 Why should we strive to hide in vain,
Our earthly sorrows and our pain;
Why all our secret griefs retain,
When we might go to Jesus?
Oh, Jesus, dear!
Oh, Jesus near!
Who bids us come and never fear
Who reigns in Heav'n, and yet is here,
An ever present Jesus.

3 Why should we trust in worldly things,
That only disappointment brings;
Why seek to rise on broken wings,
When we might trust in Jesus?
Oh, Jesus, dear!
Oh, Jesus near!
Who bids us come and never fear
Who reigns in Heav'n, and yet is here,
An ever present Jesus.

Source: Joyful Songs; a choice collection of new Sunday School music #55

Author: Mary A. Kidder

Mary Ann Pepper Kidder USA 1820-1905. Born at Boston, MA, she was a poet, writing from an early age. She went blind at age 16, but miraculously recovered her sight the following year. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1844 she married Ellis Usher Kidder, a music publisher, working for the firm founded by his brother, Andrew, and they had three children: Mary Frances, Edward, and Walter. That year they moved to Charlestown, MA, and in 1857 to New York City. When the American Civil War broke out, Ellis enlisted in the 4th Regiment as a private. Mustered in for two years of service, he died of disease in 1862, six days after participating in the Battle of Antietam. Left alone, with three children to care for, her… Go to person page >

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First Line: Why should we love the ways
Title: Everything for Jesus
Author: Mary A. Kidder
Refrain First Line: O, Jesus dear
Copyright: Public Domain

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Joyful Songs; a choice collection of new Sunday School music #55

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