Scripture Verse

Lord, what wilt Thou have me to do? Acts 9:6

Introduction

portrait
Philip P. Bliss
(1838–1876)

Words: Phi­lip P. Bliss (1838–1876), in Wel­come Tid­ings, ed­it­ed by Ro­bert Low­ry, How­ard Doane, & Ira D. San­key (New York: Big­low & Main, 1877), num­ber 4.

Music: W. How­ard Doane (🔊 pdf nwc).

portrait
W. Howard Doane
(1832–1915)

Lyrics

What wilt Thou have me to do, O Lord,
What wilt Thou have me to do?
Thou hast redeemed me, Thy right I own,
Thine are my pow’rs, my Savior, alone;
Thou hast for me such great things done.

Refrain

What wilt Thou have me to do?
What is the labor appointed me?
Where shall I labor for Thee?

What wilt Thou have me to do, O Lord,
What wilt Thou have me to do?
Is it to labor? I’ll gladly go;
Is it to wait? then let it be so;
Only Thy will I ask to know;

Refrain

What wilt Thou have me to do, O Lord,
What wilt Thou have me to do?
Sing of Thy mercy who died for me?
Tell the good news, salvation is free?
Say, shall I work or sing for Thee?

Refrain