Scripture Verse

Whom have I in Heaven but Thee? Psalm 73:25


Jeremiah F. Ohl (1850–1941)

Words: Fran­ces R. Ha­ver­gal, 1865. Ha­ver­gal wrote this hymn for her ne­phew, J. H. Shaw, in De­cem­ber 1865. It was print­ed in a leaf­let (Par­lane’s Ser­ies), then pub­lished in her Min­is­try of Song, 1869, & the Life Mo­sa­ic, 1879.

Music: St. Chry­sos­tom (Ohl) Je­re­mi­ah F. Ohl, in the Com­mon Ser­vice Book of the Lu­ther­an Church (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Lu­ther­an Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1917) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

Frances R. Havergal (1836–1879)


Jesus, Mas­ter, whose I am,
Purchased Thine alone to be,
By Thy blood, O spot­less Lamb,
Shed so will­ing­ly for me,
Let my heart be all Thine own,
Let me live for Thee alone.

Other lords have long held sway;
Now Thy name alone to bear,
Thy dear voice alone ob­ey,
Is my dai­ly, hourly pray­er;
Whom have I in Hea­ven but Thee?
Nothing else my joy can be.

Jesus, Mas­ter, I am Thine;
Keep me faith­ful, keep me near;
Let Thy pre­sence in me shine
All my home­ward way to cheer,
Jesus, at Thy feet I fall,
O be Thou my all in all.

Jesus, Mas­ter, whom I serve,
Though so fee­bly and so ill,
Strengthen hand and heart and nerve
All Thy bid­ding to ful­fill;
Open Thou mine eyes to see
All the work Thou hast for me.

Lord, Thou need­est not, I know,
Service such as I can bring,
Yet I long to prove and show
Full al­le­giance to my king.
Thou an hon­or art to me;
Let me be a praise to Thee.

Jesus, Mas­ter, wilt Thou use
One who owes Thee more than all?
As Thou wilt! I would not choose;
Only let me hear Thy call.
Jesus, let me al­ways be
In Thy ser­vice glad and free.