Scripture Verse

Any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be My disciple. Luke 14:33


Words: J. S. Ab­en, 1913. Ap­peared in Im­ma­nu­el’s Praise, ed­it­ed by Charles M. Al­ex­an­der et al. (New York: Flem­ing H. Revell, 1914), num­ber 10.

Music: Wal­ter B. Schol­field (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


I give my­self to Thee, dear Mas­ter,
I give my­self to Thee;
For Thou didst leave Thy heav’n­ly home,
A sac­ri­fice for me.
On Cal­v’ry’s brow they stripped Thee
And nailed Thee to the cross;
There Thou didst hang in ago­ny,
A ran­som for the lost.


I give my­self to Thee, dear Mas­ter,
I give my­self to Thee:
I now sur­ren­der all, dear Je­sus,
And give my­self to Thee

Heed now His ten­der voice, O sin­ner,
And hear His lov­ing call;
For Christ is will­ing to for­give
If you sur­ren­der all.
His pre­cious blood will cleanse you
And make you white as snow;
Will give you peace and sa­tis­fy
Your heart for­ev­ermore.


O hard­en not your heart, dear lost one,
But op­en wide the door;
The Spir­it then will en­ter and
Will dwell for­ev­er­more.
He then will guide and keep you,
Give pow’r to con­quer sin;
O sinner, op­en wide your heart
And let this Sav­ior in.