Scripture Verse

There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit…to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. 1 Corinthians 12:4,7


Words: Su­san­na Har­ris­on, Songs in the Night (Ip­swich, Eng­land: Pun­chard & Jer­myn, 1780), page 136. Com­posed af­ter be­ing made ac­quaint­ed that her vers­es were de­signed to be print­ed.

Music: Wood­worth Will­iam B. Brad­bu­ry, Men­dels­sohn Col­lec­tion, or Third Book of Psalm­o­dy (New York: 1849) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

William B. Bradbury


Is this Thy will, and must I be
A living witness, Lord, for Thee?
Must I Thy wondrous love record,
And spread Thy praises far abroad?

Must I to all Thy saints unfold
The things which Thou to me hast told?
And shall the eyes of sinners see
What Thou hast done for worthless me?

Wilt Thou no longer me excuse,
And wilt Thou frown if I refuse?
O let me have Thy presence still,
And I’ll submit to all Thy will!

Make Thou my path of duty plain,
And let Thine arm my soul sustain;
Give me new strength, new courage here,
And fill my soul with holy fear.

To Thee I dedicate the whole,
Thine is my heart, and Thine my soul;
Bless what my feeble hand hath wrought,
And take the praise of every thought.

Wilt Thou, dear Lord, Thine handmaid own?
Her offering with acceptance crown?
Thy glory is her humble aim:
Eternal glory to Thy name!

Alternate last stanza:

Wilt Thou, dear Lord, Thine servant own?
My offering with acceptance crown?
Thy glory is my humble aim:
Eternal glory to Thy name!