Scripture Verse

I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. John 10:10


Words: Will­iam Les­lie, in Hymns of the Chris­tian Life No. 3, ed­it­ed by Al­bert B. Simp­son et al. (New York: Al­li­ance Press, 1904).

Music: Va­ri­ous sourc­es give the har­mo­niz­er as Charles or James McW. Bon­nar (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Les­lie or Bon­nar (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Under the bur­dens of guilt and care,
Many a spi­rit is griev­ing,
Who in the joy of the Lord might share,
Life ev­er­last­ing re­ceiv­ing.


Life! life! eter­nal life!
Jesus alone is the giv­er!
Life! life! abun­dant life!
Glory to Je­sus for ev­er!

Burdened one, why will you long­er bear
Sorrows from which He re­leas­es?
Open your heart, and re­joic­ing share,
Life more abun­dant in Je­sus.


Leaving the moun­tain, the stream­let grows,
Flooding the vale with a ri­ver;
So, from the hill of the Cross, there flows
Life more abun­dant for ev­er.


Oh for the floods on the thirs­ty land!
Oh for a migh­ty re­viv­al!
Oh for a sanc­ti­fied, fear­less band,
Ready to hail its ar­riv­al.