Scripture Verse

Lord, I believe; help Thou mine unbelief. Mark 9:24

Introduction

Words: Flo­ra Mc­Lean, in Pearls of Par­a­dise, abridged ed­i­tion, by Will­iam G. Coop­er (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Ro­bert R. Mc­Cabe, 1891).

Music: Gel­sen­kirch­en Will­iam G. Coop­er (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Mc­Lean (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Coo­per, would you ?

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William G. Cooper
1861–1938

Lyrics

Dear Lord, increase my faith, I pray,
While on this earth I roam;
Oh, banish every doubt away,
And guide me safely home.
Guide me home, guide me home,
Guide me safely home.
Oh, banish every doubt away,
And guide me safely home.

Oh, give me faith to trust Thy pow’r,
E’en where I cannot see;
The faith to yield this very hour,
My life, my all, to Thee.
All to Thee, all to Thee,
Life and all to Thee;
Oh, help me yield, this very hour,
My life and all to Thee.

To yield the whole, and not a part,
Is my most earnest prayer;
Come, Thou, and cleanse my froward heart,
And reign forever there.
Cleanse my heart, cleanse my heart,
Reign forever there;
Come, Thou, and cleanse my froward heart,
And reign forever there.

Should anything e’er seem to stand
Between Thy heart and mine,
Spare not the chastening of Thy hand,
Till I am wholly Thine.
Wholly Thine, wholly Thine,
Till I’m wholy Thine.
Spare not the chastening of Thy hand,
Till I am wholly Thine.

Then, when on earth my work is past,
And I have reached the goal,
Oh, bear me to my home at last,
A humble, grateful soul.
Bear me home, bear me home,
To my heavenly home;
Oh, bear me to my home at last,
A humble, grateful soul.

A palm of victory I’ll bear,
Of victory over sin;
And I shall tell the angels there
How Jesus took me in.
Tell them there, tell them there,
Jesus took me in;
Oh, I shall tell the angels there
How Jesus took me in.