The last two days have been fairly new “hymns” with Monday’s Hymn of the Day: Come Praise and Glorify and Tuesday’s revised Hymn of the Day: Give to Our God Immortal Praise. Today’s hymn finds its roots in the time of the Civil War.

Give Me Jesus finds its origins in the time of slavery. This is actually an African American spiritual song, according to those who know hymns better than I do! Depending on the version you sing, there are anywhere between 4 to 5 verses. Each verse takes the focus off our circumstances, our pain, ourself, and puts the focus on Christ who can satisfy us. I think this hymn ties well into Spurgeon’s devotion from this morning–Looking Unto Jesus.

The problem I ran into is that there are multiple versions of this “hymn.” So, I will share each version for your pleasure.

All Sons & Daughters version:

Jeremy Camp’s version:

And my favorite version is by Fernando Ortega:

Likewise, there are multiple versions with different lyrics. Here are the modern lyrics:

In the morning, when I rise
In the morning, when I rise
In the morning, when I rise
Give me Jesus

Chorus:

Give me Jesus,
Give me Jesus.
You can have all this world,
Give me Jesus.

When I am alone,
When I am alone,
When I am alone,
Give me Jesus.

When I come to die,
When I come to die,
When I come to die,
Give me Jesus.

Give me Jesus.
Give me Jesus,
You can have all this world,
You can have all this world,
You can have all this world,
Give me Jesus.

And here is another version put to music:

Give me Jesus

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