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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)

Give Yourself to Jesus

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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 >

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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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