Give Me Jesus (Traditional)

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  • (Posted 2019-10-29)   CPDL #55783:       
Editor: John Christensen (submitted 2019-10-29).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 61 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Arrangement for four voices, SATB. MusicXML source file(s) is (are) in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2019-10-28)   CPDL #55777:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2019-10-28).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 49 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Two-part version, transcribed from William Hunter and Samuel Wakefield, Minstrel of Zion, 1845. A few editorial changes, Bass rewritten. Notes converted to oval shapes. MusicXML source file(s) is (are) in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2019-10-28)   CPDL #55776:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2019-10-28).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 50 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Two-part version, transcribed from William Hunter and Samuel Wakefield, Minstrel of Zion, 1845. A few editorial changes, Bass rewritten. Notes in four-shape format, as originally published. MusicXML source file(s) is (are) in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2018-06-02)   CPDL #49965:     
Editor: Ronald McVey (submitted 2018-06-02).   Score information: Letter, 7 pages, 83 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Arranged for Mezzo or Alto solo, with piano accompaniment. Arrangement written in 2011.
Arranger: Ronald McVey

General Information

Title: Give Me Jesus
Composer: Anonymous (Traditional)
Lyricist: Traditional

Genre: SacredSpiritual

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published:

Description: A spiritual song of African-American origin (Jackson 1944, pp. 180-181). There is also a different hymn-tune using the same or similar words. The chorus (Give me Jesus! Give me Jesus! You may have all the world! Give me Jesus!) has been tacked on to many other gospel and revival songs. Several recent arrangements and recordings.

External websites: Recording by Fernando Ortega

Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Give Me Jesus.