God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid. Isaiah 12:2
Words: Daniel W. Whittle, 1883.
Suggested by the responses of the young men of Limerick [Ireland] to Mr. [Dwight] Moody’s question, Appeared in The Gospel Choir, by Ira D. Sankey & James McGranahan (New York & Chicago, Illinois: Biglow & Main, 1886), number 67. Some hymnals give the author as El Nathan, one of Whittle’s pseudonyms.
Will you trust Christ? at the meetings in that city, October 1883.
Music: James McGranahan (🔊 pdf nwc).
Once more, my soul, thy Savior, thro’ the Word,
Is offered full and free;
And now, O Lord, I must, I must decide:
Shall I accept of Thee?
I will! (I will) I will! (I will)
I will, God helping me, I will be Thine!
Thy precious blood was shed to purchase me—
I will be wholly Thine!
By grace I will Thy mercy now receive,
Thy love my heart hath won;
On Thee, O Christ, I will, I will believe,
And trust in Thee alone!
Thou knowest, Lord, how very weak I am,
And how I fear to stray;
For strength to serve I look to Thee alone—
The strength Thou must supply!
And now, O Lord, give all with us today
The grace to join our song;
And from the heart to gladly with us say:
I will to Christ belong!
To all who came, when Thou wast here below,
O Lord, wilt Thou?
I will! was ever Thy reply:
We rest upon it now.