Scripture Verse

For Thy name’s sake lead me, and guide me. Psalm 31:3


Words: S. H. Hol­li­day, in The Voice of Praise, ed­it­ed by James Ro­se­crans (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Fill­more Bro­thers, 1882), page 111.

Music: St. Pöl­ten James H. Ro­se­crans (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Hol­li­day’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

James H. Rosecrans (1843–1926)


O Lord, I would be Thine,
My all to Thee I give—
My bo­dy, spir­it, soul—
Do Thou the gift re­ceive.


Oh, for the need­ed grace!
Wilt Thou not give it me?
And lead me day by day
To live by faith in Thee.

My hand, my head, my heart,
I on Thine al­tar lay;
Oh, use me as Thou wilt,
Employ me ev­ery day.


Let my whole life be Thine;
In me Thy will be done;
Accept me for Thine own,
Thro’ Je­sus Christ, Thy Son.


Since Thou hast pur­chased me,
With pre­cious blood di­vine,
Thine on­ly I would be,
And be en­tire­ly Thine.