Do you love Me?@John 21:16

Eli G. Christy, in Songs of Love and Praise, edited by John R. Sweney et al. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: John H. Hood, 1894), number 139.

Lithuania Eli G. Christy, 1894 (🔊 pdf nwc).

It pays to serve Jesus,
I speak from my heart;
He’ll always be with us,
If we do our part;
There’s naught in this wide world
Can pleasure afford,
There’s peace and contentment
In serving the Lord.

Refrain

I love Him far better
Than in days of yore,
I’ll serve Him more truly
Than ever before;
I’ll do as He bids me,
Whatever the cost,
I’ll be a true soldier—
I’ll die at my post.

And oft when I’m tempted
To turn from the track,
I think of my Savior—
My mind wanders back
To the place where they nailed Him
On Calvary’s tree—
I hear a voice saying,
I suffered for thee.

Refrain

There’s a place that remembrance
Still brings back to me,
’Twas there I found pardon—
’Twas Heaven to me;
There Jesus spoke sweetly
To my weary soul,
My sins were forgiven,
He made my heart whole.

Refrain

How rich is the blessing
The world cannot give,
I’m satisfied fully
For Jesus to live;
Tho’ friends may forsake me,
And trials arise,
I’m trusting in Jesus,
His love never dies.

Refrain