Scripture Verse

What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul? Mark 8:36

Introduction

Words & Mu­sic: Har­ri­et S. Cur­nick, in Ep­worth Prais­es (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Ep­worth League, 1909), num­ber 94 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Take the world with all its wealth,
Take my life with all its health;
Take my heart with all its love,
But give me Jesus.

Refrain

Give me Jesus, blessèd Jesus,
He is all the world to me;
Give me Jesus, only Jesus,
He is all in all to me.

Take my gold with all its power,
Take my days—yes, every hour;
Take my eyes with all their tears,
But give me Jesus.

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Take my hand with all its might,
Take my pride with all its blight;
Take my tongue with every word,
But give me Jesus.

Refrain

Take my time with all its sin,
Take my soul, make pure within;
Take my joys and all I have,
But give me Jesus.

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