What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?@Mark 8:36
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Eliza E. Hewitt (1851-1920)

Eliza E. Hewitt, in Songs of Love and Praise No. 4, edited by John R. Sweney, Henry L. Gilmour & J. Howard Entwisle (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: John J. Hood, 1897), number 120.

John R. Sweney (🔊 pdf nwc).

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John R. Sweney (1837-1899)

Come away to Jesus;
He is willing to forgive,
His love will shine around you
Every moment that you live;
You’ll find Him good and true,
The pilgrim journey thro’,
He’ll do better for you
Than this world can do.

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He’ll do better for you
Than this world can do;
He’s a mighty Savior,
He is good and true;
He’ll save you by His grace,
Until you see His face;
He’ll do better for you
Than this world can do.

Come away to Jesus;
Let illusive trifles go,
For everlasting blessing
He is able to bestow;
He’ll answer when you pray,
He’ll take your sins away,
Lead you up and onward
To His perfect day.

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Come away to Jesus;
From your earthly idols part,
And take His great salvation,
For it satisfies the heart;
He’ll open to your view
His treasures ever new,
He’ll do better for you
Than this world can do.

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