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"Abide with Me"

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Abide with Me

Words by Henry F. Lyte and Music by William Henry Monk

It is said that Henry Lyte wrote this hymn in 1847, shortly after visiting a dying friend. According to Mrs. Lyte, the tune was written at a time of sadness as they watched the setting sun. As many songs that are written during times of sorrow, "Abide with Me" has been a source of comfort for many people through the years. Edith Clavell, a British nurse martyred by the Germans in 1915, sang this song the night before her execution.

Abide with me: fast falls the eventide;
The darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide!
When other helpers fail, and comforts flee;
Help of the helpless, oh, abide with me!

Swift to its close ebbs out life's little day;
Earth's joys grow dim, its glories pass away;
Change and decay in all around I see;
O Thou who changest not, abide with me!

Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes;
Shine thro' the gloom, and point me to the skies;
Heav'n's morning breaks, and earth's vain shadows flee;
In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me!

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"Almost Persuaded"

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Almost Persuaded
Words and Music by P. P. Bliss

Almost Persuaded was written by Philip Bliss, who was inspired by a sermon preached by Rev. Brundage. It is a powerful invitation hymn. In Acts 27:28, King Agrippa says to Paul, "Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian." (KJV) To be almost saved is to be completely lost. As the last verse of this hymn tells us, "Almost - but lost."

"Almost persuaded" now to believe;
"Almost persuaded" Christ to receive;
Seems now some soul to say,
"Go, Spirit, go Thy way,
Some more convenient day
On Thee I'll call."

"Almost persuaded," come, come today
"Almost persuaded," turn not away;
Jesus invites you here,
Angels are ling'ring near,
Prayers rise from heart so dear,
O wand'rer, come.

"Almost persuaded," harvest is past!
"Almost persuaded," doom comes at last!
"Almost" cannot avail;
"Almost" is but to fail!
Sad, sad, that bitter wail -
"Almost - but lost!"
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"Brighten the Corner
Where You Are"

Brighten the Corner Where You Are
Words by Ina Duley Ogdon and Music by Charles H. Gabriel.

Do not wait until some deed of greatness you may do,
Do not wait to shed your light afar,
To the many duties ever near you now be true,
Brighten the corner where you are.

Brighten the corner where you are!
Brighten the corner where you are!
Someone far from harbor you may guide across the bar,
Brighten the corner where you are.

Just above are clouded skies that you may help to clear,
Let not narrow self your way debar,
Tho' into one heart alone may fall your song of cheer,
Brighten the corner where you are.

Here for all your talent you may surely find a need,
Here reflect the Bright and Morning Star
Even from your humble hand the bread of life may feed,
Brighten the corner where you are.
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"Bring Them In"


Bring Them In
Words by Alexcenah Thomas - Music by W. A. Ogden

Hark! 'tis the Shepherd's voice I hear,
Out in the desert dark and drear,
Calling the sheep who've gone astray,
Far from the Shepherd's fold away,

CHORUS
Bring them in, Bring them in,
Bring them in from the fields of sin!
Bring them in, Bring them in,
Bring the wand'ring ones to Jesus.

Who'll go and help this Shepherd kind,
Help him the wand'ring ones to find?
Who'll bring the lost ones to the fold,
Where they'll be sheltered from the cold?

Out in the desert hear their cry,
Out on the mountain wild and high,
Hark! 'tis the Master speaks to thee,
"Go find my sheep where'er they be."

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"Count Your Blessings"

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Count Your Blessings
Words by Rev. Johnson Oatman, Jr. - Music by Edwin O. Excell

When upon life's billows you are tempest-tossed,
When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost,
Count your many blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.

CHORUS
Count your blessings, Name them one by one;
Count your blessings, See what God has done;
Count your blessings, Name them one by one;
Count your many blessings, See what God has done.

Are you ever burdened with a load of care?
Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear?
Count your many blessings, ev'ry doubt will fly,
And you will be singing as the days go by.

So, amid the conflict, whether great or small,
Do not be discouraged, God is over all;
Count your many blessings, angels will attend,
Help and comfort give you to your journey's end
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"Crown Him With Many Crowns"

Crown Him With Many Crowns
Words by Matthew Bridges - Music by George Elvey

Crown Him with many crowns,
The Lamb upon His throne;
Hark! how the heav'nly anthem drowns
All music but its own!
Awake, my soul, and sing
Of Him who died for thee;
And hail Him as thy matchless King
Thro' all eternity.

Crown Him the Lord of love!
Behold His hands and side, -
Rich wounds, yet visible above,
In beauty glorified:
No angel in the sky
Can fully bear that sight,
But downward bends his wond'ring eye
At mysteries so bright.

Crown Him the Lord of Heav'n!
One with the Father known,
One with the Spirit thro' Him giv'n
From yonder glorious throne!
To Thee be endless praise,
For Thou for us hast died;
Be Thou, O Lord, thro' endless days
Adored and magnified.
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"Face to Face"

Face to Face
Words by Carrie E. Breck - Music by Grant Colfax Tullar

Face to face with Christ, my Savior,
Face to face - what will it be?
When with rapture I behold Him,
Jesus Christ who died for me.

CHORUS
Face to face I shall behold Him,
Far beyond the starry sky;
Face to face in all His glory,
I shall see Him by and by!

Only faintly now, I see Him,
With the darkling veil between,
But a blessed day is coming,
When His glory shall be seen.

Face to face! O blissful moment!
Face to face - to see and know;
Face to face with my Redeemer,
Jesus Christ who loves me so.
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"Glory to His Name"
Glory to His Name
Words by Elisha A. Hoffman - Music by John H. Stockton

Down at the cross where my Savior died,
Down where for cleansing from sin I cried;
There to my heart was the blood applied;
Glory to his name.

CHORUS
Glory to his name,
Glory to his name;
There to my heart was the blood applied;
Glory to his name.

I am so wondrously sav'd from sin,
Jesus so sweetly abides within;
There at the cross where he took me in;
Glory to his name.

Come to this fountain, so rich and sweet;
Cast thy poor soul at the Savior's feet;
Plunge in today, and be made complete;
Glory to his name.
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"God be With You"

God be With You
Words by J. E. Rankin - Music by W. G. Tomer

God be with you till we meet again,
By his counsels guide uphold you,
With his sheep securely fold you,
God be with you till we meet again.

CHORUS
Till we meet, till we meet,
Till we meet at Jesus' feet,
Till we meet, till we meet,
God be with you till we meet again.

God be with you till we meet again,
'Neath his wings protecting, hide you,
Daily manna still provide you,
God be with you till we meet again.

God be with you till we meet again,
Keep love's banner floating o'er you,
Smite death's threat'ning wave before you,
God be with you till we meet again.
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"He Hideth My Soul"

He Hideth My Soul
Words by Fanny J. Crosby - Music by William J. Kirkpatrick

A wonderful Savior is Jesus my Lord,
A wonderful Savior to me,
He hideth my soul in the cleft of the rock,
Where rivers of pleasure I see.

CHORUS
He hideth my soul in the cleft of the rock
That shadows a dry, thirsty land;
He hideth my life in the depths of His love, And
covers me there with His hand,
And covers me there with His hand.

A wonderful Savior is Jesus my Lord,
He taketh my burden away,
He holdeth me up, and I shall not be moved,
He giveth me strength as my day.

When clothed in His brightness, transported I rise
To meet Him in clouds of the sky,
His perfect salvation, His wonderful love,
I'll shout with the millions on high.
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"He Keeps Me Singing"


He Keeps Me Singing

Words and Music by Luther B. Bridgers

Luther Bridgers was a Methodist minister who wrote both words and music to this uplifting song. It is assumed that he wrote it after he lost his wife and children in a tragic house fire while he was away at a revival in Kentucky.

There's within my heart a melody
Jesus whispers sweet and low,
Fear not, I am with thee, peace, be still,
In all of life's ebb and flow.

CHORUS
Jesus, Jesus, Jesus,
Sweetest name I know,
Fills my ev'ry longing,
Keeps me singing as I go.

All my life was wrecked by sin and strife,
Discord filled my heart with pain,
Jesus swept across the broken strings,
Stirred the slumb'ring chords again.

Soon He's coming back to welcome me
Far beyond the starry sky;
I shall wing my flight to worlds unknown,
I shall reign with Him on high.
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"His Eye Is On the Sparrow"
His Eye Is On the Sparrow
Words by Mrs. C. D. Martin - Music by Charles H. Gabriel

Why should I feel discouraged, Why should the shadows come,
Why should my heart be lonely, And long for heaven and home,
When Jesus is my portion? My constant Friend is He:
His eye is on the sparrow, And I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow, And I know He watches me.

CHORUS
I sing because I'm happy,
I sing because I'm free,
For His eye is on the sparrow,
And I know He watches me.

"Let not your heart be troubled," His tender word I hear,
And resting on His goodness, I lose my doubts and fears;
Tho' by the path He leadeth But one step I may see:
His eye is on the sparrow, And I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow, And I know He watches me.

Whenever I am tempted, Whenever clouds arise,
When songs give place to sighing, When hope within me dies,
I draw the closer to Him, From care He sets me free;
His eye is on the sparrow, And I know He cares for me;
His eye is on the sparrow, And I know He cares for me.

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"In the Garden"
In the Garden
Words and Music by C. Austin Miles

I come to the garden alone,
While the dew is still on the roses,
And the voice I hear, Falling on my ear,
The Son of God discloses.

CHORUS
And He walks with me, and He talks with me,
And He tells me I am His own;
And the joy we share as we tarry there,
None other has ever known.

He speaks, and the sound of His voice
Is so sweet the birds hush their singing,
And the melody That He gave to me,
Within my heart is ringing..

I'd stay in the garden with Him
Tho' the night around me be falling,
But He bids me go; Thro' the voice of woe
His voice to me is calling.
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It Is Well With My Soul"


It Is Well With My Soul
Words by Horatio G. Spafford - Music by Philip P. Bliss

Horatio G. Spafford, a Chicago lawyer, wrote the words to this hymn. He and his family planned a trip to Europe in 1873. Because of last minute business, he had to stay in Chicago but planned to make the trip a few days later. His wife and four daughters sailed to Europe on schedule. On November 22, the family's ship sank. Although Mrs. Spafford was saved, their four daughters perished. In his great sorrow, Mr. Spafford sailed to meet his wife and he wrote the words to this song near the place of the tragedy.


When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say,
It is well, it is well with my soul.

CHORUS
It is well... with my soul,
It is well, it is well with my soul.

My sin - oh, the bliss of this glorious tho't -
My sin - not in part, but the whole
Is nailed to the cross and I bear it no more,
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!

Tho' Satan should buffet, tho' trials should come,
Let this blest assurance control,
That Christ has regarded my helpless estate,
And hath shed His own blood for my soul.

And, Lord, haste the day when the faith shall be sight,
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll,
The trump shall resound and the Lord shall descend,
"Even so" - it is well with my soul.
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"Jesus Is All the World to Me"

Jesus Is All the World to me
Words and Music by Will L. Thompson

Jesus is all the world to me, My life, my joy, my all;
He is my strength from day to day,
Without Him I would fall,
When I am sad, to Him I go,
No other one can cheer me so;
When I am sad, He makes me glad, He's my Friend.

Jesus is all the world to me, My Friend in trials sore;
I go to Him for blessings, and He gives them o'er and o'er.
He sends the sunshine and the rain,
He sends the harvest's golden grain;
Sunshine and rain, harvest of grain, He's my Friend.

Jesus is all the world to me, I want no better friend;
I trust Him now, I'll trust Him when
Life's fleeting days shall end.
Beautiful life with such a Friend;
Beautiful life that has no end;
Eternal life, eternal joy, He's my Friend.
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"Leaning on the Everlasting Arms"


Leaning on the Everlasting Arms
Words by Elisha A. Hoffman - Music by Anthony J. Showalter

What a fellowship, what a joy divine,
Leaning on the everlasting arms;
What a blessedness, what a peace is mine,
Leaning on the everlasting arms.

CHORUS
Leaning, leaning,
Safe and secure from all alarms;
Leaning, leaning,
Leaning on the everlasting arms.

Oh, how sweet to walk in this pilgrim way,
Leaning on the everlasting arms;
Oh, how bright the path grows from day to day,
Leaning on the everlasting arms.

What have I to dread, what have I to fear,
Leaning on the everlasting arms?
I have blessed peace with my Lord so near,
Leaning on the everlasting arms.
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"Let the Lower Lights Be Burning"


Let the Lower Lights Be Burning

Words and Music by P. P. Bliss

Brightly beams our Father's mercy
From His lighthouse ever more,
But to us He gives the keeping
Of the lights along the shore.

CHORUS
Let the lower lights be burning!
Send a gleam across the wave!
Some poor fainting, struggling seaman
You may rescue, you may save.

Dark the night of sin has settled,
Loud the angry billows roar;
Eager eyes are watching, longing,
For the lights along the shore.

Trim your feeble lamp, my brother:
Some poor sailor tempest tossed,
Trying now to make the harbor,
In the darkness may be lost.

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"Love Lifted Me"
Love Lifted Me
Words by James Rowe and Music by Howard E. Smith

I was sinking deep in sin, Far from the peaceful shore,
Very deeply stained within, Sinking to rise no more;
But the Master of the sea Heard my despairing cry,
From the waters lifted me, Now safe am I.

CHORUS
Love lifted me! Love lifted me!
When nothing else could help, Love lifted me.
Love lifted me! Love lifted me!
When nothing else could help, Love lifted me.

All my heart to Him I give, Ever to Him I'll cling,
In His blessed presence live, Ever His praises sing.
Love so mighty and so true, Merits my soul's best songs;
Faithful, loving service, too, To Him belongs.

Souls in danger, look above, Jesus completely saves;
He will lift you by His love Out of the angry waves.
He's the Master of the sea, Billows His will obey;
He your Savior wants to be - - Be saved today.
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"Moment by Moment"


Moment by Moment
Words by D. W. Whittle and Music by May Whittle Moody

Dying with Jesus, by death reckoned mine;
Living with Jesus, a new life divine;
Looking to Jesus till glory doth shine,
Moment by moment, O Lord, I am Thine.

CHORUS
Moment by moment I'm kept in His love;
Moment by moment I've life from above;
Looking to Jesus till glory doth shine;
Moment by moment, O Lord, I am Thine.

Never a trial that He is not there,
Never a burden that He doth not bear,
Never a sorrow that He doth not share,
Moment by moment, I'm under His care;

Never a weakness that He doth not feel,
Never a sickness that He cannot heal;
Moment by moment, in woe or in weal,
Jesus, my Savior, abides with me still.
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"My Jesus, I Love Thee"

My Jesus, I Love Thee
Words by William Ralf Fetherstone and Music by A. J. Gordon

My Jesus, I love thee, I know thou art mine,
For thee all the follies of sin I resign;
My gracious Redeemer, my Savior art thou,
If ever I loved thee, my Jesus, 'tis now.

I love thee, because thou hast first loved me,
And purchased my pardon on Calvary's tree;
I love thee for wearing the thorns on thy brow;
If ever I loved thee, my Jesus, 'tis now.

In mansions of glory and endless delight,
I'll ever adore thee in heaven so bright;
I'll sing with the glittering crown on my brow;
If ever I loved thee, my Jesus 'tis now.

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Words by Charlotte G. Homer and Music by Charles H. Gabriel

According to our old hymnals, the words of this hymn were written by Charlotte G. Homer, but in our more recent hymnal the words are credited to Charles Gabriel. Research showed that when Charles Gabriet wrote this in 1912, he used the pseudonym, Charlotte G. Homer.

Lord, as of old at Pentecost
Thou didst Thy pow'r display
With cleansing, purifying flame
Descend on us today.

CHORUS
Lord, send the old time pow'r, The Pentecostal pow'r!
Thy floodgates of blessing on us throw open wide!
Lord, send the old time pow'r, the Pentecostal pow'r,
That sinners be converted and Thy name glorified!

For mighty works for Thee, prepare
And strengthen ev'ry heart;
Come, take possession of Thine own,
And nevermore depart.

Speak, Lord, before Thy throne we wait,
Thy promise we believe,
And will not let Thee go until
The blessing we receive.
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Redeemed
Words by Fanny J. Crosby and Music by William J. Kirkpatrick

Redeemed - how I love to proclaim it!
Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb;
Redeemed thro' His infinite mercy,
His child, and forever, I am.

CHORUS
Redeemed, redeemed,
Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb;
Redeemed, redeemed,
His child, and forever, I am.

Redeemed and so happy in Jesus,
No language my rapture can tell;
I know that the light of His presence
With me doth continually dwell,

I know I shall see in His beauty
The King in whose law I delight;
Who lovingly guardeth my footsteps,
And giveth me songs in the night.

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Rescue the Perishing"

Rescue the Perishing
Words by Fanny J. Crosby and Music by W. H. Doane

This hymn was written in 1869 when Fanny Crosby was 49 years old. As she was speaking to a group of working men in a New York mission, she kept thinking that some mother's boy must be rescued that night or he would be lost. She asked that if there was a boy in the group that had wandered from his mother's home and teaching. An eighteen year old young man came forward and told her that he was that boy. He had promised to meet his mother in heaven but had not lived in a way to fulfill that promise. He found God that night and Fanny Crosby was inspired to write "Rescue the Perishing".

Rescue the perishing, Care for the dying,
Snatch them in pity from sin and the grave;
Weep o'er the erring one, Lift up the fallen,
Tell them of Jesus the mighty to save.

CHORUS
Rescue the perishing,
Care for the dying;
Jesus is merciful,
Jesus will save.

Tho' they are slighting Him, Still He is waiting,
Waiting the penitent child to receive;
Plead with them earnestly, Plead with them gently;
He will forgive if they only believe.

Rescue the perishing, Duty demands it;
Strength for thy labor the Lord will provide;
Back to the narrow way Patiently win them;
Tell the poor wand'rer a Savior has died.

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"Send the Light"

Send the Light
Words and Music by Charles H. Gabriel

There's a call comes ringing o'er the restless wave,
"Send the light! . . . Send the light!"
There are souls to rescue, there are souls to save,
Send the light! . . . Send the light! . . .

CHORUS
Send the light! . . . the blessed gospel light;
Let it shine . . . from shore to shore! . . . .
Send the light! . . . the blessed gospel light;
Let it shine . . . forevermore . . . . .

We have heard the Macedonian call today,
"Send the light! . . . Send the light"
And a golden off'ring at the cross we lay,
Send the light! . . . Send the light! . . .

Let us not grow weary in the work of love,
Send the light! . . . Send the light!
Let us gather jewels for a crown above,
Send the light! . . . Send the light! . . .
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"Since I Have Been Redeemed"

Since I Have Been Redeemed
Words and Music by E. O. Excell

I have a song I love to sing,
Since I have been redeemed.
Of my Redeemer, Savior, King,
Since I have been redeemed.

CHORUS
Since I have been redeemed,
Since I have been redeemed,
I will glory in His name
Since I have been redeemed,
I will glory in my Savior's name.

I have a Christ that satisfies,
Since I have been redeemed,
To do His will my highest prize,
Since I have been redeemed.

I have a home prepared for me,
Since I have been redeemed,
Where I shall dwell eternally,
Since I have been redeemed.

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"Stand Up for Jesus"

Stand Up for Jesus
Words by George Duffield, Jr.and Music by George J. Webb

This hymn by George Duffield was inspired by the dying words of a great American evangelist, Dudley Atkins Tyng. In 1858 Dudley Tyng led a very successful summer mission in Philadelphia, preaching to thousands of young men. As he was walking home, he saw a mule working a machine to shell corn and he stopped to pat the mule. The sleeve of his robe got caught in the machinery and he lost his arm in the machine. His friend, George Duffield, stayed with him as he bled to death. Tyng whispered his instructions for the mission, "Tell them to stand up for Jesus." The next Sunday, Rev. Duffield preached a sermon from Ephesians 6:14 and concluded by reading the hymn he had written, "Stand Up! Stand Up for Jesus".

Stand up, stand up for Jesus,
Ye soldiers of the cross;
Lift high his royal banner,
It must not suffer loss;.
From victory unto victory
His army shall he lead,
Till every foe is vanquished
And Christ is Lord indeed.

Stand up, stand up for Jesus,
The trumpet call obey
Forth to the mighty conflict,
In this His glorious day;
"Ye that are men now serve Him"
Against unnumbered foes;
Let courage rise with danger,
And strength to strength oppose.

Stand up, stand up for Jesus,
The strife will not be long;
This day the noise of battle,
The next, the victor's song:
To him that overcometh,
A crown of life shall be;
He with the King of glory
Shall reign eternally.




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"Standing on the Promises"


Standing on the Promises
Words and Music by R. Kelso Carter

Standing on the promises of Christ my King,
Thro' eternal ages let his praises ring;
Glory in the highest, I will shout and sing,
Standing on the promises of God.

CHORUS
Standing, Standing,
Standing on the promises of God my Savior;
Standing, Standing,
I'm standing on the promises of God.

Standing on the promises that can not fail,
When the howling storms of doubt and fear assail,
By the living Word of God, I shall prevail,
Standing on the promises of God.

Standing on the promises I can not fall,
List'ning ev'ry moment to the Spirit's call,
Resting in my Savior, as my all in all,
Standing on the promises of God.

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"Sunlight"

Sunlight
Words by J. W. Van De Venter and Music by W. S. Weeden

I wandered in the shades of night,
Till Jesus came to me,
And with the sunlight of His love
Bid all my darkness flee.

CHORUS
Sunlight, sunlight in my soul today,
Sunlight, sunlight all along the way;
Since the Savior found me, Took away my sin,
I have had the sunlight of His love within.

Tho' clouds may gather in the sky,
And billows round me roll,
However dark the world may be
I've sunlight in my soul.

Soon I shall see Him as He is,
The Light that came to me;
Behold the brightness of His face,
Thro'out eternity.

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"Sweet By and By"

Sweet By and By
Words by Sanford F. Bennett and Music by Joseph P. Webster

This hymn was written shortly after the Civil War. Sanford Bennett,a druggist,and Joseph Webster, a music teacher, lived in Elkhorn, Wisconsin. Mr. Bennett got the idea for the words of the song from something Mr. Webster said and quickly wrote the words to "Sweet By and By. Mr. Webster read the words, took his violin and composed the melody in less than 30 minutes.

There's a land that is fairer than day,
And by faith we can see it afar;
For the Father waits over the way,
To prepare us a dwelling-place there.

CHORUS
In the sweet by and by,
We shall meet on that beautiful shore;
In the sweet by and by,
We shall meet on that beautiful shore.

We shall sing on that beautiful shore
The melodious songs of the blest,
And our spirits shall sorrow no more,
Not a sigh for the blessing of rest.

To our bountiful Father above,
We will offer our tribute of praise,
For the glorious gift of His love,
And the blessings that hallow our days.
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"Sweet Hour of Prayer"

Sweet Hour of Prayer
Words by William Walford and Music by William B. Bradbury

Sweet hour of prayer, sweet hour of prayer,
That calls me from a world of care,
And bids me, at my Father's throne,
Make all my wants and wishes known!
In seasons of distress and grief,
My soul has often found relief,
And oft escaped the tempter's snare,
By thy return, sweet hour of prayer.

Sweet hour of prayer, sweet hour of prayer,
The joys I feel, the bliss I share,
Of those whose anxious spirits burn
With strong desires for thy return!
With such I hasten to the place
Where God, my Savior, shows His face,
And gladly take my station there,
And wait for thee, sweet hour of prayer.

Sweet hour of prayer, sweet hour of prayer,
Thy wings shall my petition bear
To Him, whose truth and faithfulness
Engage the waiting soul to bless:
And since He bids me seek His face,
Believe His word, and trust His grace,
I'll cast on Him my every care,
And wait for thee, sweet hour of prayer.
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"Take the Name of Jesus
with You"

Take the Name of Jesus with You
Words by Lydia Baxter and Music by William H. Doane

Take the name of Jesus with you,
Take the name of Jesus with you,
Child of sorrow and of woe;
It will joy and comfort give you,
Take it then, where'er you go.
CHORUS
Precious name, O how sweet!
Hope of earth and joy of Heav'n;
Precious name, O how sweet!
Hope of earth and joy of heav'n.

Take the name of Jesus ever
As a shield from ev'ry snare;
If temptations round you gather,
Breathe that holy name in prayer.

At the name of Jesus bowing,
Falling prostrate at His feet,
King of kings in Heav'n we'll crown Him,
When our journey is complete.
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"The Old Rugged Cross"

The Old Rugged Cross
Words and Music by George Bennard

On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross,
The emblem of suff'ring and shame;
For the dear Lamb of God left His glory above,
To bear it to dark Calvary.

CHORUS
So I'll cherish the old rugged cross,
Till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
And exchange it some day for a crown.

Oh, that old rugged cross so despised by the world,
Has a wondrous attraction for me;
For the dear Lamb of God left His glory above,
To bear it to dark Calvary.

To the old rugged cross I will ever be true,
Its shame and reproach gladly bear;
Then He'll call me some day to my home far away,
Where His glory forever I'll share.
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Words by Daniel W. Whittle and Music by James McGranahan

"There shall be showers of blessing:"
This is the promise of love;
There shall be seasons refreshing,
Sent from the Savior above.

CHORUS
Showers of blessing,
Showers of blessing we need;
Mercy drops round us are falling,
But for the showers we plead.

"There shall be showers of blessing"
Precious reviving again;
Over the hills and the valleys,

Sound of abundance of rain.

"There shall be showers of blessing:"
Oh, that today they might fall,
Now as to God we're confessing,
Now as on Jesus we call!

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"'Tis so Sweet to Trust in Jesus"
'Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus
Words by Louisa M. R. Stead and Music by William J. Kirkpatrick

'Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just to take him at his word;
Just to rest upon his promise;
Just to know, "Thus saith the Lord,"

CHORUS
Jesus, Jesus, how I trust him!
How I've proved him o'er and o'er!
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus!
O for grace to trust him more.

O how sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just to trust his cleansing blood;
Just in simple faith to plunge me,
'Neath the healing, cleansing flood.

I'm so glad I learn'd to trust thee,
Precious Jesus, Savior, Friend;
And I know that thou art with me,
Wilt be with me to the end.

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"We Shall See the King"
We Shall See the King Someday
Words and Music by L. E. Jones

Tho' the way we journey may be often drear,
We shall see the King some day; (some day;)
On that blessed morning clouds will disappear;
We shall see the King some day.

CHORUS
We shall see the King some day, (some day,)
We shall shout and sing some day; (some day;)
Gathered 'round the throne, When He shall call His own,
We shall see the King some day.

After pain and anguish, after toil and care,
We shall see the King some day; (some day;)
Thro' the endless ages joy and blessing share,
We shall see the King some day.

There with all the loved ones who have gone before,
We shall see the King some day; (some day;)
Sorrow past forever, on that peaceful shore,
We shall see the King some day.
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"What a Friend We Have in Jesus"
What a Friend We Have
Words by Joseph Scriven and Music by Charles C. Converse

What a Friend we have in Jesus,
All our sins and griefs to bear;
What a privilege to carry
Ev'ry thing to God in prayer.
O, what peace we often forfeit,
O, what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry
Ev'ry thing to God in prayer.

Have we trials and temptations?
Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged,
Take it to the Lord in prayer.

Can we find a friend so faithful,
Who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our ev'ry weakness:
Take it to the Lord in prayer.

Are we weak and heavy laden,
Cumbered with a load of care?
Precious Saviour, still our refuge,
Take it to the Lord in prayer;
Do thy friends despise, forsake thee?
Take it to the Lord in prayer;
In his arms he'll take and shield thee,
Thou wilt find a solace there.
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"When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder"
When the Roll is Called Up Yonder
Words and Music by James M. Black

When the trumpet of the Lord shall sound,
and time shall be no more,
And the morning breaks, eternal, bright and fair;
When the saved of earth shall gather over on the other shore,
And the roll is called up yonder, I'll be there.

CHORUS
When the roll . . .is called up yonder,
When the roll . . . is called up yonder,
When the roll . . .is called up yonder,
When the roll is called up yonder, I'll be there.

On that bright and cloudless morning
when the dead in Christ shall rise,
And the glory of his resurrection share;
When his chosen ones shall gather
to their home beyond the skies,
And the roll is called up yonder, I'll be there.

Let us labor for the Master from the dawn till setting sun,
Let us talk of all his wondrous love and care,
Then when all of life is over and our work on earth is done,
And the roll is called up yonder, I'll be there.

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"Whiter Than Snow"
Whiter Than Snow
Words by James Nicholson and Music by William G. Fischer

Lord Jesus, I long to be perfectly whole;
I want Thee forever to live in my soul,
Break down ev'ry idol, cast out ev'ry foe;
Now wash me and I shall be whiter than snow.

CHORUS
Whiter than snow, yes, whiter than snow;
Now wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Lord Jesus, look down from Thy throne in the skies,
And help me to make a complete sacrifice;
I give up myself, and whatever I know,
Now wash me and I shall be whiter than snow.

Lord Jesus, Thou seest I patiently wait,
Come now, and within me a new heart create;
To those who have sought Thee,
Thou never said'st "No,"
Now wash me and I shall be whiter than snow.
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Wonderful Peace
Words by W. W. Cornell and Music by W. G. Cooper

Faraway in the depths of my spirit tonight,
Rolls a melody sweeter than psalm;
In celestial like strains it unceasingly falls
O'er my soul like an infinite calm.

CHORUS
Peace! peace!. Wonderful peace,
Coming down from the Father above;
Sweep over my spirit forever, I pray,
In fathomless billows of love.

What a treasure I have in this wonderful peace,
Buried deep in the heart of my soul;
So secure that no power can mine it away,
While the years of eternity roll.;

Ah! soul, are you here without comfort or rest,
Marching down the rough pathway of time?
Make Jesus your friend ere the shadows grow dark:
Oh, accept this sweet peace so sublime.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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