You May Have All the World

You may have all the world and its pleasures

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [You may have all the world and its pleasures]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 You may have all the world and its pleasures,
But a far greater joy is mine;
There’s a song in my soul that will evermore roll;
There’s a light that will brightly shine.

Refrain:
Give me Jesus, only Jesus!
You may have all the world, give me Jesus;
Precious Saviour divine!
Praise the Lord, He is mine!
You may have all the world, give me Jesus.

2 You may have all the world and its riches,
Only leave me my Saviour’s love;
Wealth that will not decay, joys that fade not away,
Stored for me in the home above. [Refrain]

3 You may have all the world and its honors;
I have found the “more excellent way;”
For on Jesus I rest, so abundantly blest,
‘Tis the dawn of the perfect day. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Pentecost No. 3 #40

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: You may have all the world and its pleasures
Title: You May Have All the World
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Give me Jesus, only Jesus

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Instances

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Apostolic Songs #d124
New Songs of Pentecost No. 3 #40TextAudioPage Scan
Songs of Faith and Triumph Nos. 1, 2 and 3 Combined #d334



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