Scripture Verse

You can do nothing without Me. John 15:5

Introduction

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Henry C. Clausen
(1880–1960)

Words: May Ol­ing­er, in Songs of Grace and Glo­ry, ed­it­ed by Hen­ry C. Clau­sen, An­drew L. By­ers & Otis Teas­ley (An­der­son, In­di­a­na: Gos­pel Trum­pet, 1918), num­ber 141.

Music: Gur­ga­on Hen­ry C. Clau­sen (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Lyrics

What should we do without Jesus?
What should we do all the day?
With no kind Savior to guide us,
No one to care if we stray?
What should we do when we’re weary,
No one to tell of our cares,
No one to help when we’re tempted,
No one to answer our prayers?

What should we do without Jesus?
When in affliction and pain—
No one to touch us and heal us,
No one to make well again?
Life would be scarcely worth living
If the dear Lord were not near,
Comforting us on life’s pathway,
Filling our hearts with His cheer.

What should we do without Jesus
When the death angel draws near,
Silently taking our loved ones,
Those we have long held so dear?
Long would the days be, and lonely,
Poor is the earth’s comfort, and blind;
Then we are sure we should need Him,
Jesus so lowly and kind.

What should we do without Jesus
When our life is here is all o’er—
No one to take us to Heaven,
No one to greet from that shore?
Think of a life that’s been wasted,
Spent not in service to God!
What should we do without Jesus
When laid to rest ’neath the sod?