Scripture Verse

To live is Christ, and to die is gain. Philippians 1:21


Fanny Crosby

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in the Roy­al Di­a­dem, ed­it­ed by Ro­bert Low­ry & W. How­ard Doane (New York: Big­low & Main, 1873), num­ber 136.

Music: Syl­ves­ter Main (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Main (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?


Living for Jesus, only for Jesus,
Striving in wisdom daily to grow,
Telling His goodness, seeking His glory,
Onward to Canaan, joyful I go;
Doubts may befall me, trials oppress me,
He is my buckler, strong to defend;
Bright is the prospect, pleasant the journey;
Jesus will lead me safe to the end.


O the love of Jesus!
Wondrous love of Jesus!
I will exalt Him forevermore.

Living for Jesus, only for Jesus,
Always forgiving, gentle and mild;
Patient in labor, trusting His promise,
Learning my duty, meek as a child;
When I am hungry, Jesus will feed me,
He is my shepherd, He is my guide;
When I am thirsty, He will refresh me,
All that is needful He will provide.


Living for Jesus, only for Jesus—
Blessèd employment, blessèd reward!
Crowns in His kingdom wait for the faithful;
There shall the weary rest in the Lord;
Welcome, O welcome toil and affliction!
He is my anchor, steadfast and sure;
Glory to Jesus, glory to Jesus!
I shall behold Him, spotless and pure.