Scripture Verse

Do you love Me? John 21:16

Introduction

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Ira B. Wilson
1880–1950

Words: John T. Lat­ta, in The Re­deem­er’s Praise, ed­it­ed by George W. El­der­kin & Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: George D. El­der­kin, 1906), num­ber 49.

Music: Ira B. Wil­son (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Lat­ta (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Wil­son,

Lyrics

What can make it joy to live?
Loving Je­sus Christ;
What can bound­less com­fort give?
Loving Je­sus Christ.

Refrain

Loving Je­sus Christ,
Loving Je­sus Christ;
What can make my path­way bright?
Loving Je­sus Christ.

What can pur­i­fy the heart?
Loving Je­sus Christ;
What can hope and trust im­part?
Loving Je­sus Christ.

Refrain

What can drive away my care?
Loving Je­sus Christ;
What can ban­ish my des­pair?
Loving Je­sus Christ.

Refrain

What can quench my self­ish­ness?
Loving Je­sus Christ;
What can bring me hap­pi­ness?
Loving Je­sus Christ.

Refrain

What can guide my foot­steps right?
Loving Je­sus Christ;
What can make my path­way bright?
Loving Je­sus Christ.

Refrain