To live is Christ, and to die is gain.@Philippians 1:21
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Fanny Crosby (1820-1915)

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

Sylvester Main (🔊 pdf nwc).

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.

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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.

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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.

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