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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

Jesus is precious to me

With Jesus, my Lord, all the way I am going

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [With Jesus my Lord all the way I am going]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 With Jesus my Lord all the way I am going,
Because his sweet love all my heart is o’erflowing;
My faith in his grace to the world I am showing,
Jesus is precious to me.

Jesus is precious to me,
Always his lover I’ll be,
Wherever he leads by his grace I will follow;
Jesus is precious to me.

2 He lightens my cares and he shares all my sorrow;
Whatever I need from his love I can borrow;
He gives me, each day, strength and hope for the morrow,
Jesus is precious to me. [Refrain]

3 I’m close to the side that for sinners was riven;
The love of my soul to my Saviour I’ve given,
And, now I am sure he will guide me to heaven,
Jesus is precious to me. [Refrain]

Source: The Old Story in Song Number Two #73

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: With Jesus, my Lord, all the way I am going
Title: Jesus is precious to me
Author: James Rowe



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

Songs of Praise and Power #d347

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The Gospel Message No. 3 #102

The King's Praises No. 3 #d166

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The King's Praises Number 2 #73

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The Old Story in Song Number Two #73

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