God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid. Isaiah 12:2
Words: Daniel W. Whittle, 1883.
Suggested by the responses of the young men of Limerick [Ireland] to Mr. [Dwight] Moody’s question, 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.
Will you trust Christ? at the meetings in that city, October 1883.
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?
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!
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!
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!
To all who came, when Thou wast here below,
O Lord, wilt Thou?
I will! was ever Thy reply:
We rest upon it now.