Scripture Verse

A servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ. James 1:1


Words: Tho­mas H. Gill, 1863.

Music: Fer­gu­son George Kings­ley, 1843 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Gill or Kingsley (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Dear Lord and master mine,
Thy happy servant see;
My conqueror, with what joy divine
Thy captive clings to Thee!

I love Thy yoke to wear,
To feel Thy gracious bands;
Sweetly restrained by Thy care
And happy in Thy hands.

No bar would I remove,
No bond would I unbind;
Within the limits of Thy love
Full liberty I find.

I would not walk alone,
But still with Thee, my God;
At every step my blindness own,
And ask of Thee the road.

The weakness I enjoy
That casts me on Thy breast;
The conflicts that Thy strength employ
Make me divinely blest.

Dear Lord and master mine,
Still keep Thy servant true;
My guardian and my guide divine
Bring, bring Thy pilgrim through.

My conqueror and my king,
Still keep me in Thy train;
And with Thee Thy glad captive bring
When Thou return’st to reign.