Scripture Verse

Christ is all, and in all.@Colossians 3:11

Introduction

Words & Mu­sic: Will­iam A. Will­iams, in Songs for Wor­ship, ed­it­ed by Tul­li­us C. O’Kane (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Hitch­cock & Wal­den, 1873), num­ber 95 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

I entered once a home of care,
For age and penury were there,
Yet peace and joy withal;
I asked the lonely mother whence
Her helpless widowhood’s defense;
She told me, Christ is all.

Refrain

Christ is all, all in all,
Yes, Christ is all in all;
Christ is all, all in all,
Yes, Christ is all in all;

I stood beside a dying bed,
Where lay a child with aching head,
Waiting for Jesus’ call;
I marked his smile, ’twas sweet as May;
And as his spirit passed away,
He whispered, Christ is all.

Refrain

I saw a martyr at the stake,
The flames could not his courage shake,
Nor death his soul appall;
I asked him whence his strength was giv’n;
He looked triumphantly to Heav’n,
And answered, Christ is all.

Refrain

Then come to Christ, O come today,
The Father, Son, and Spirit say,
The Bride repeats the call;
For He will cleanse your guilty stains,
His love will soothe your weary pains,
For Christ is all in all.

Refrain

I dreamed that hoary Time had fled,
And earth and sea gave up their dead,
A fire dissolved this ball;
I saw the Church’s ransomed throng,
I heard the burden of their song,
’Twas Christ is all in all.

Refrain

Then come to Christ, oh! come today,
The Father, Son and Spirit say;
The Bride repeats the call;
For He will cleanse your guilty stains,
His love will soothe your weary pains;
For Christ is all in all.

Refrain