I Will Say “Yes” to Jesus

Hymn lyrics by Albert B. Simpson, 1843-1919
Music by J. H. Burke, 19th century

I will say “Yes” to Jesus;
Oft it was “No” before,
As He knocked at my heart’s proud entrance,
And I firmly barred the door;

But I’ve made a complete surrender,
And given Him right of way;
And henceforth it is always “Yes,”
Whatever He may say.

I will say “Yes” to Jesus;
His promises I’ll claim,
And on every check He endorses
I’ll dare to right my name;

I will put my “Amen” wherever
My God has put His “Yea,”
And ever boldly answer “Yes,”
Whatever He may say.

I will say “Yes” to Jesus,
To all that He commands,
I will hasten to do His bidding
With willing heart and hands;

I will listen to hear His whispers,
And learn His will each day,
And always gladly answer “Yes,”
Whatever He may say.

I will say “Yes” to Jesus,
Whate’er His hands may bring;
And, though clouds hang over my pathway,
My trusting heart will sing.

I will follow where’er He leadeth;
My shepherd knows the way,
And while I live I’ll answer “Yes,”
Whatever He may say.

I will say “Yes” to Jesus,
“Yes, Lord, forever yes.
I’ll welcome all Thy blessed will
And sweetly answer Yes.”

*In the public domain

5 thoughts on “I Will Say “Yes” to Jesus

    • I hadn’t either. Actually, I had another one in mind, but when I looked at it in the hymn book, I saw it was still under copyright. I am trying to only post the full lyrics of those hymns which are in the public domain.

      Anyway, this hymn that I did post here was in the public domain. I had never read the words to it before, but I loved the words as soon as I read them, so I typed them up from the hymn book and put them on here, because I thought the lyrics were beautiful. I know it blessed my heart reading these words, and I knew it would bless other people’s hearts, too.

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