Scripture Verse

I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord. Philippians 3:8


James H. Fillmore, Sr. (1849–1936)

Words: Le­roy H. Dow­ling, in Songs of Glo­ry (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Fill­more Bro­thers, 1874), page 81.

Music: East­cote James H. Fill­more (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


Praise God, I’ve found the way, Je­sus is mine;
He keeps me ev­ery day, Je­sus is mine;
I was away from home, and loved afar to roam,
But Je­sus bid me come, Je­sus is mine.

Earth’s plea­sures all al­loy, Je­sus is mine;
Here, here is peace and joy, Je­sus is mine;
Tho’ earth is bright and fair, bright­er my home up there,
Undimmed by dark des­pair, Je­sus is mine.

Earth’s gains I count but dross, Je­sus is mine;
In cling­ing to the cross, Je­sus is mine;
Let death’s un­yield­ing wave lay me with­in the grave,
Jesus, my Lord, can save, Je­sus is mine.