Give Me Jesus

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1 Take the world, but give me Jesus,
all its joys are but a name;
but his love abides forever,
through eternal years the same.

Oh, the height and depth of mercy!
Oh, the length and breadth of love!
Oh, the fullness of redemption,
pledge of endless life above!

2 Take the world, but give me Jesus,
sweetest comfort of my soul;
with the Savior watching o'er me,
I can sing, though thunders roll. [Refrain]

3 Take the world, but give me Jesus;
in his cross my trust shall be
till with clearer, brighter vision
face to face my Lord I see. [Refrain]

Source: Christian Worship: Hymnal #699

Author: Fanny Crosby

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Text Information

First Line: Take the world, but give me Jesus, All its joys are but a name
Title: Give Me Jesus
Author: Fanny Crosby
Meter: D
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O the height and depth of mercy
Notes: Spanish translation: See "Dejo el mundo y sigo a Cristo" by Vicente Mendoza
Copyright: Public Domain



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