Scripture Verse

God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid. Isaiah 12:2

Introduction

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Daniel W. Whittle
(1840–1901)

Words: Dan­i­el W. Whi­ttle, 1883. Sug­gest­ed by the re­spons­es of the young men of Lim­er­ick [Ire­land] to Mr. [Dwight] Moo­dy’s ques­tion, Will you trust Christ? at the meet­ings in that city, Oc­to­ber 1883. Ap­peared in The Gos­pel Choir, by Ira D. San­key & James Mc­Gra­n­ahan (New York & Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Big­low & Main, 1886), num­ber 67. Some hym­nals give the au­thor as El Na­than, one of Whit­tle’s pseu­do­nyms.

Music: James Mc­Gra­na­han (🔊 pdf nwc).

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James McGranahan
(1840–1907)

Lyrics

Once more, my soul, thy Savior, thro’ the Word,
Is offered full and free;
And now, O Lord, I must, I must decide:
Shall I accept of Thee?

Refrain

I will! (I will) I will! (I will)
I will, God helping me, I will be Thine!
Thy precious blood was shed to purchase me—
I will be wholly Thine!

By grace I will Thy mercy now receive,
Thy love my heart hath won;
On Thee, O Christ, I will, I will believe,
And trust in Thee alone!

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Thou knowest, Lord, how very weak I am,
And how I fear to stray;
For strength to serve I look to Thee alone—
The strength Thou must supply!

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And now, O Lord, give all with us today
The grace to join our song;
And from the heart to gladly with us say:
I will to Christ belong!

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To all who came, when Thou wast here below,
And said, O Lord, wilt Thou?
To them I will! was ever Thy reply:
We rest upon it now.

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