1 Take the world, but give me Jesus;
All its joys are but a name,
But His love abideth ever,
Thro' eternal years the same.
O the height and depth of mercy!
O the length and breadth of love!
O the fullness of redemption,
Pledge of endless life above!
2 Take the world, but give me Jesus,
Sweetest comfort of my soul.
With my Savior watching o’er me,
I can sing tho' billows roll. [Refrain]
3 Take the world, but give me Jesus;
Let me view His constant smile.
Then thro'out my pilgrim journey
Light will cheer me all the while. [Refrain]
4 Take the world, but give me Jesus;
In His cross my trust shall be,
Till, with clearer, brighter vision,
Face to face my Lord I see. [Refrain]