Scripture Verse

He that winneth souls is wise. Proverbs 11:30

Introduction

Words & Mu­sic: Bes­sie Webb, in Song Prais­es, ed­it­ed by Charles H. Ga­bri­el (Car­bon­dale, Il­li­nois: Egypt­ian Pub­lish­ing, 1906), page 13 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Lyrics

Take full possession of me, O Lord,
And let Thy love control;
O fill me with an earnest zeal
To win for Thee a soul.

Refrain

Put music, music,
Put music into my heart,
And help me, help me
To win a soul for Thee.

Fill with Thy Spirit my heart, O Lord,
And make me pure and whole;
Live Thou and rule within that I
May win for Thee a soul.

Refrain

Give me the courage and strength, O Lord,
To safely reach the goal,
Where lies my own supreme desire—
To win for Thee a soul.

Refrain

Put music into my heart, O Lord,
And while life’s billows roll,
Thy grace and help to me impart
To win for Thee a soul.

Refrain