Scripture Verse

God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid. Isaiah 12:2


Daniel W. Whittle (1840–1901)

Words: Da­ni­el W. Whi­ttle, 1883. Sug­gest­ed by the re­spons­es of the young men of Lim­er­ick [Ire­land] to Mr. [Dwight] Moo­dy’s ques­tion, Will you trust Christ? at the meet­ings in that city, Oc­to­ber 1883. 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.

Music: James Mc­Gra­na­han (🔊 pdf nwc).

James McGranahan (1840–1907)



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,
And said, O Lord, wilt Thou?
To them I will! was ev­er Thy re­ply:
We rest up­on it now.