Scripture Verse

Father, into Thy hands… Luke 23:46


John H. Tenney (1840–1918)

Words: Su­san J. Ad­ams, in Spark­ling Ru­bies, ed­it­ed by Asa Hull & Har­ry San­ders (New York: Hull & Com­pa­ny, 1871).

Music: John H. Ten­ney (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Ad­ams (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Into Thy hands, O Lord,
Myself I give,
With all my cares and tri­als,
And wea­ry self de­ni­als,
Long as I live,
Long as I live.

All I have ev­er been
Or hope to be;
My hoard­ed gains, my loss­es,
My tri­umphs and my cross­es,
I bring to Thee,
I bring to Thee.

I would no long­er stand
An id­ler here,
Thy work I would be do­ing,
Daily my toil re­new­ing,
Till Thou ap­pear,
Till Thou ap­pear.

Thou know­est all my need,
Better than I;
Quicken my weak en­dea­vor,
That I may love Thee ev­er,
Until I die,
Until I die.