Thursday, December 16, 2010

Jesus Is All In All

Life and ministry involve some dauntingly difficult moments.  This morning as I contemplated some of my challenges, the words of this old hymn were running though my mind.  "Jesus is all the world to me."

It is a great reminder that Jesus is always sufficient.  Let Jesus receive all glory and honor and praise! Let me serve Him faithfully, regardless of the task.
Jesus is all the world to me, my life, my joy, my all;
He is my strength from day to day, without Him I would fall.
When I am sad, to Him I go, no other one can cheer me so;
When I am sad, He makes me glad, He’s my Friend.

Jesus is all the world to me, my Friend in trials sore;
I go to Him for blessings, and He gives them over and o’er.
He sends the sunshine and the rain, He sends the harvest’s golden grain;
Sunshine and rain, harvest of grain, He’s my Friend.

Jesus is all the world to me, and true to Him I’ll be;
O how could I this Friend deny, when He’s so true to me?
Following Him I know I’m right, He watches o’er me day and night;
Following Him by day and night, He’s my Friend.

Jesus is all the world to me, I want no better Friend;
I trust Him now, I’ll trust Him when life’s fleeting days shall end.
Beautiful life with such a Friend, beautiful life that has no end;
Eternal life, eternal joy, He’s my Friend.

Words & Music: Will L. Thomp­son, New Cen­tu­ry Hymn­al (East Li­ver­pool, Ohio: Will L. Thomp­son Co., 1904)  (I found this on www.cyberhymnal.org)

1 comment:

Bobbi said...

Whoa, you'd love the article I just linked to from Piper's site. Our posts today hold a similarity. I think it's neat how God uses music/hymns to encourage and comfort us both! I love you Daddy!