The very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.@1 Thessalonians 5:23

Franklin E. Belden, 1886 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Franklin E. Belden
(1858-1945)

I would be, dear Savior, wholly Thine;
Teach me how, teach me how;
I would do Thy will, O Lord, not mine;
Help me, help me now.

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Wholly Thine, wholly Thine,
Wholly Thine, this is my vow;
Wholly Thine, wholly Thine,
Wholly Thine, O Lord, just now.

What is worldly pleasure, wealth or fame,
Without Thee, without Thee?
I will leave them all for Thy dear name,
This my wealth shall be.

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As I cast earth’s transient joys behind,
Come Thou near, come Thou near;
In Thy presence all in all I find,
’Tis my comfort here.

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