'Tis Jesus

I know of a world that is sunk in shame

Author: J. Wilbur Chapman
Tune: [I know of a world that is sunk in shame]
Published in 23 hymnals

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1. I know of a world that is sunk in shame,
Where hearts oft faint and tire;
But I know of a name, a precious name,
That can set that world on fire;
Its sound is sweet, its letters flame.

I know of a name, a precious name,
’Tis Jesus.

2. I know of a book a marvelous book,
With a message for all who hear;
And the same dear name, His wonderful name,
Illumines its pages clear;
The book is His Word, its message I’ve heard. [Refrain]

3. I know of a home in Immanuel’s land,
Where hearts ne’er faint nor tire;
And His marvelous name, His own dear name,
Inspires the heav’nly choir;
Hear the melody ringing, my own heart singing. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #6764

Author: J. Wilbur Chapman

Rv John Wilbur Chapman DD LLD USA 1859-1918. Born in Richmond, IN, he attended Quaker Day School and Methodist Sunday school. At age 17 he made a public declaration of his Christian faith and joined the Richmond Presbyterian Church. He received his seminary degree from Lane Theoloical Seminary, Cincinnati, OH. He was later awarded a Doctorate in Divinity from the College of Wooster, and an LL.D. from Heidelberg University. In 1882 he married Irene Steddon. They had a daughter. His wife died in 1886. In 1888 he married Agnes Pruyn Strain, and they had four children. His second wife died in 1907. In 1910 he married Mabel Cornelia Moulton. He held six pastorates in OH, IN, NY, PA, NY, NY before becoming an evangelist, generally trave… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I know of a world that is sunk in shame
Title: 'Tis Jesus
Author: J. Wilbur Chapman
Refrain First Line: I know of a name, a precious name
Copyright: Public Domain



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