Scripture Verse

Let us draw near with a true heart. Hebrews 10:22


Hart P. Danks

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Young Peo­ple’s Songs of Praise, by Ira D. San­key (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Big­low & Main, 1902), num­ber 97. Some hym­nals give the au­thor as Lyman G. Cuyler, one of Fan­ny’s pseu­do­nyms.

Music: Black­well Hart P. Danks, 1902 (🔊 pdf nwc).



I ask, O Lord, in simple faith
This one request of Thee,
That, consecrated to Thy work,
My life may henceforth be;
O teach me how the lost to win,
Poor wandering souls to seek,
Direct my footsteps where to go,
And give me words to speak.

O grant me strength to labor still,
Where’er Thou bid’st me toil,
To persevere with cheerful heart
Though rough may be the soil;
If called to suffer for Thy sake,
O let me not repine,
But follow where my duty leads,
And have no will but Thine.

Thy blessèd Spirit may I show,
Thy pure, unselfish love;
And thro’ Thy grace some wand’rer guide
To life and peace above;
To watch and wait and work for Thee,
Be this my constant care;
O grant me access to Thy throne,
Through humble, grateful, prayer.