Scripture Verse

For Thy name’s sake lead me, and guide me. Psalm 31:3

Introduction

Words: S. H. Hol­li­day, in The Voice of Praise, ed­it­ed by James Ro­se­crans (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Fill­more Bro­thers, 1882), page 111.

Music: St. Pöl­ten James H. Ro­se­crans (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Hol­li­day’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
James H. Rosecrans
1843–1926

Lyrics

O Lord, I would be Thine,
My all to Thee I give—
My body, spirit, soul—
Do Thou the gift receive.

Refrain

Oh, for the needed grace!
Wilt Thou not give it me?
And lead me day by day
To live by faith in Thee.

My hand, my head, my heart,
I on Thine altar lay;
Oh, use me as Thou wilt,
Employ me every day.

Refrain

Let my whole life be Thine;
In me Thy will be done;
Accept me for Thine own,
Thro’ Jesus Christ, Thy Son.

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Since Thou hast purchased me,
With precious blood divine,
Thine only I would be,
And be entirely Thine.

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