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Jesus Is All The World To Me Hymn Story and Lyrics

Jesus Is All The World To Me Hymn Story


William Lamartine Thompson is the author of this beautiful hymn that has blessed Christians since it was published in 1904.

He was born on November 7, 1847, in Ohio. William was the last born child of Josiah and Sarah Jackman Thompson.

Thompson studied music at the New England Conservatory of Music and in Leipzig, Germany.

He started composing songs when he was a teenager. 

He composed many gospel songs and hymns including Softly and Tenderly Jesus is Calling. 

He also established the WL Thompson Music company in Ohio which eventually became one of the most successful record companies in the United States. He established it after publishing companies turned down his music.

Jesus Is All The World To All Me was first published in the New Century Hymnal.

Whilst on a trip to Europe in 1909 he fell ill and died a few weeks after returning to the United States.

This song shows total reliance on the Lord Jesus Christ. Through sadness or happiness, Jesus is still all the world to the Christian.

Whatever may befall us on this earth we need to rely on Christ alone. He is our strength, comforter, defender, and friend.

William Lamartine Thompson



Jesus Is All The World To Me Hymn Lyrics


Jesus is all the world to me:
My life, my joy, my all.
He is my strength from day to day;
Without Him I would fall.
When I am sad, to Him I go;
No other one can cheer me so.
When I am sad, He makes me glad;
He’s my Friend.

Jesus is all the world to me,
My Friend in trials sore.
I go to Him for blessings, and
He gives them o’er and o’er.
He sends the sunshine and the rain;
He sends the harvest’s golden grain:
Sunshine and rain, harvest of grain—
He’s my Friend.

Jesus is all the world to me,
And true to Him I’ll be.
Oh, how could I this Friend deny
When He’s so true to me?
Following Him I know I’m right;
He watches o’er me day and night.
Following Him by day and night,
He’s my Friend.

Jesus is all the world to me,
I want no better friend.
I trust Him now; I’ll trust Him when
Life’s fleeting days shall end.
Beautiful life with such a Friend;
Beautiful life that has no end!
Eternal life, eternal joy,
He’s my Friend.

For more lyrics and stories visit here.

Below is a video featuring this song.


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