Scripture Verse

Ye are not your own. 1 Corinthians 6:19

Introduction

Words: N. J. Squires, 1886. Pub­lished in Gos­pel Hymns No. 5, ed­it­ed by Ira D. San­key, James Mc­Gra­na­han & George C. Steb­bins (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio; Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois; and New York: John Church and Big­low & Main, 1887), num­ber 31.

Music: Mal­mö Hugh H. Mc­Gra­na­han, 1886 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Squires’ full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Hugh H. McGranahan
(1854–1931)

Lyrics

We lift our songs to Thee,
Our Savior and our guide;
O make us from our burdens free,
And keep us near Thy side.

We lift our prayers to Thee,
Who only heareth prayer;
They who on earth do thus agree,
Shall find Thy blessing there.

We lift our faith to Thee,
Increased by grace divine;
Help us, O Lord, Thy footsteps see,
And on Thy help recline.

We lift our all to Thee,
For all things, Lord, are Thine;
Take us, and all we have, and see
Thy likeness in us shine.