Scripture Verse

Whom have I in Heaven but Thee? Psalm 73:25

Introduction

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Jeremiah F. Ohl
(1850–1941)

Words: Fran­ces R. Ha­ver­gal, 1865. Ha­ver­gal wrote this hymn for her ne­phew, J. H. Shaw, in De­cem­ber 1865. It was print­ed in a leaf­let (Par­lane’s Ser­ies), then pub­lished in her Min­is­try of Song, 1869, & the Life Mo­sa­ic, 1879.

Music: St. Chry­sos­tom (Ohl) Jer­e­miah F. Ohl, in the Com­mon Ser­vice Book of the Lu­ther­an Church (Phil­a­de­lphia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Lu­ther­an Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1917) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

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Frances R. Havergal
(1836–1879)

Lyrics

Jesus, Master, whose I am,
Purchased Thine alone to be,
By Thy blood, O spotless Lamb,
Shed so willingly for me,
Let my heart be all Thine own,
Let me live for Thee alone.

Other lords have long held sway;
Now Thy name alone to bear,
Thy dear voice alone obey,
Is my daily, hourly prayer;
Whom have I in Heaven but Thee?
Nothing else my joy can be.

Jesus, Master, I am Thine;
Keep me faithful, keep me near;
Let Thy presence in me shine
All my homeward way to cheer,
Jesus, at Thy feet I fall,
O be Thou my all in all.

Jesus, Master, whom I serve,
Though so feebly and so ill,
Strengthen hand and heart and nerve
All Thy bidding to fulfill;
Open Thou mine eyes to see
All the work Thou hast for me.

Lord, Thou needest not, I know,
Service such as I can bring,
Yet I long to prove and show
Full allegiance to my king.
Thou an honor art to me;
Let me be a praise to Thee.

Jesus, Master, wilt Thou use
One who owes Thee more than all?
As Thou wilt! I would not choose;
Only let me hear Thy call.
Jesus, let me always be
In Thy service glad and free.