Scripture Verse

We love Him, because He first loved us. 1 John 4:19

Introduction

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Eliza E. Hewitt
1851–1920

Words: Eli­za E. Hew­itt, in Song Land Mes­sen­ger No. 2, by An­tho­ny J. Sho­wal­ter et al. (Dal­las, Tex­as & Dal­ton, Geor­gia: Sho­wal­ter-Lin­coln & A. J. Sho­wal­ter, 1898), num­ber 276, alt.

Music: La Pla­ta Karl R. Sho­wal­ter, 1898 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

My Sav­ior reaches from the throne,
His bleeding hand to me,
And asks that I should pledge my own
In loving loy­al­ty.

Refrain

God helping me, here will I stand,
Close by my Sav­ior’s side;
I pledge my heart, I pledge my hand,
To Christ, the Cru­ci­fied.

O may His ho­ly will be done,
In me, and by me, still;
And while my mo­ments swift­ly run,
May they His plans ful­fill.

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I lay myself at Je­sus’ feet,
That He would make me now
For sac­ri­fice and ser­vice meet,
And help me keep my vow.

Refrain

Since Thou hast bought me with Thy blood,
I must be whol­ly Thine;
Keep me be­neath the cleans­ing flood,
Be Thou my life di­vine.

Refrain