Give Yourself to Jesus

Would you feel your heart grow lighter every day

Author: James Rowe
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

1. Would you feel your heart grow lighter ev-’ry day?
Give yourself to Jesus, give yourself to Jesus;
Would you be rejoicing all along the way?
Give yourself to Jesus, to Jesus.

CHORUS
Give yourself to Jesus, let Him have control;
He will not deceive you, safe will be your soul;
He will purify you, guide and keep you whole;
Give yourself to Jesus, to Jesus.

2. Would you lose the burden that has bent you low?
Give yourself to Jesus, give yourself to Jesus;
Would you find a brother who will share your woe?
Give yourself to Jesus, to Jesus. [CHORUS]

3. If from pride and passion longing to be free,
Give yourself to Jesus, give yourself to Jesus;
It from pow’rs of darkness rescued you would be,
Give yourself to Jesus, to Jesus. [CHORUS]

4. Are you worn and weary? are you stain’d with sin?
Give yourself to Jesus, give yourself to Jesus;
Would you find salvation, would you pardon win?
Give yourself to Jesus, to Jesus. [CHORUS]

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: Would you feel your heart grow lighter every day
Title: Give Yourself to Jesus
Author: James Rowe
Refrain First Line: Give yourself to Jesus

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Instances

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Calvary's Praises #128Page Scan
Devotional Songs #8TextPage Scan
Hymns that Help: in Sunday schools, young people's societies and other church services #87TextPage Scan
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