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All for Jesus, all for Jesus! All my being’s ransomed powers

All for Jesus, all for Jesus!/All my being’s ransomed powers. Mary Dagworthy James* (1810-1883). This hymn was written at the opening of the year 1871 (James, 1886, p. 199). It was almost certainly published in one of the books that came out of the Wesleyan Holiness movement, of which James was an ardent member, but the exact source of first publication has not been located. It was given a tune by Asa Hull, ALL FOR JESUS. It became more widely known after its inclusion in Redemption Songs (1889), edited by John R. Sweney, William J. Kirkpatrick*, and John J. Lowe. It is also set to the tune by John Stainer*, also called ALL FOR JESUS, from The Crucifixion (1887). The words of the...

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