Scripture Verse

We have left all, and have followed Thee. Mark 10:28

Introduction

Words: Charles W. L. Chris­tien, in Songs of the Gold­en Shore, by Dan­i­el F. Hodg­es (New York and Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Charles T. Dill­ing­ham and Lee & Shep­ard, 1879), num­ber 54 (mis­spells the au­thor’s name as Chris­ten).

Music: Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick, in The Qui­ver of Sac­red Song, by John R. Swe­ney & Will­iam Kirk­pat­rick (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1880), num­ber 32 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Chris­tien (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
William J. Kirkpatrick
(1838–1921)

Lyrics

Lord, I make a full surrender,
All I yield to Thee;
For Thy love, so great and tender,
Asks the gift of me.

Refrain

Dear Savior, receive me;
Thou, Holy One, bless me;
Here I fully surrender
All, all to Thee.

Lord, I bring my whole affection,
Claim it for Thine own;
Safely kept by Thy protection,
Fixed on Thee alone.

Refrain

Lord, my will I here present Thee,
Now no longer mine;
Let no evil thing prevent me
Blending it with Thine.

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Lord, my life I lay before Thee,
Hear the sacred vow!
All Thine own I now restore Thee,
Thine forever now.

Refrain

Blessèd Spirit! Thou hast brought me
Thus my all to give;
For the blood of Christ has bought me,
And by faith I live.

Refrain