Why should life a weary journey seem

Why should life a weary journey seem

Author: Emma M. Johnston
Tune: [Why should life a weary journey seem]
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Why should life a weary journey seem?
Jesus is my light and song!
Why should I my cross a burden deem?
Jesus is my light and song!
All my way is marked by love divine;
Round my cross the rays of glory shine;
Christ himself companion is of mine,—
Jesus is my light and song!

Refrain:
Jesus is my light, Jesus is my light,
Jesus is my light and song,
Jesus is my light, Jesus is my light,
Jesus is my light and song.

2 What though foes at ev’ry step I meet?
Jesus is my light and song!
What though snares are ready for my feet?
Jesus is my light and song!
He was first of all to tread the way,
He was first to battle in the fray;
Now on him my ev’ry hope I stay,—
Jesus is my light and song! [Refrain]

3 When I come to Jordan’s rolling tide,
Jesus is my light and song!
When the waves like mountains override,
Jesus is my light and song!
Thro’ the flood his form shall still be near,
Thro’ the tide his voice shall sweetly cheer;
I shall Jordan breast without a fear,—
Jesus is my light and song! [Refrain]

4 When my feet shall press the other shore
Jesus is my light and song!
When life’s pilgrimage at last is o’er,
Jesus is my light and song!
Thro’ eternal years my song shall be
Of his love that set the sinner free,
Love that gained the victory for me;
Jesus is my light and song! [Refrain]

Source: Showers of Blessing #44

Author: Emma M. Johnston

Born: October 18, 1935, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Died: February 15, 1904, Ocean Grove, New Jersey. Buried: Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Daughter of Robert Elliott Johnston and Grace Acheson Johnston, Emma was baptized at the Salem Methodist Episcopal Church. She attended different churches in Philadelphia, including Ebenezer Methodist Episcopal Church, where composer William Kirkpatrick also worshipped. She worked as a school teacher, and McElroy’s 1873 Directory of Philadelphia listed her as an authoress. After her elder sister, Esther Elliott Johnston Boyd, was widowed, the two sisters moved to Asbury Park, New Jersey, and later to Ocean Grove, New Jersey, where they shared a house. --www.hymntime.com/… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Why should life a weary journey seem
Author: Emma M. Johnston
Refrain First Line: Jesus is my light

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Instances

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The Sacred Trio: comprising Redemption Songs, Showers of Blessing, The Joyful Sound (Word ed.) #362Page Scan
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