Song: I Will! in Gospel Hymns No. 5

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Copyright 1883, by James McGranahan

Published in Gospel Hymns No. 5 (Copyright 1890, by The Biglow & Main Co. and The John Church Co.)

Lyricist(s):
Whittle, Daniel Webster as Nathan, El.

Page 70
Format: Full words and music
Designation: 68
Verses: 5 verses

Associated Tunes

I Will!, #68

Lyrics

Verse 1
Once more, my soul, thy Saviour, thro’ the Word,
Is offered full and free;
And now, O Lord, I must, I must decide;
Shall I accept of Thee?

Chorus
I will! I will!
I will, God helping me,
I will, I will be thine!
Thy precious blood was shed to purchase me–
I will be wholly Thine!

Verse 2
By grace I will Thy mercy now receive,
Thy love my heart hath won;
On Thee, O Christ, I will, I will believe,
And trust in Thee alone!

Verse 3
Thou knowest, Lord, how very weak I am,
And how I fear to stray;
For strength to serve I look to Thee alone–
The strength Thou must supply!

Verse 4
And now, O Lord, give all with us to-day
The grace to join our song;
And from the heart to gladly with us say:
“I will to Christ belong!”

Verse 5
To all who came, when Thou wast here below,
And said, “O Lord, wilt Thou?”
To them “I will!” was ever Thy reply;
We rest upon it now.

Notes

(Suggested by the response of the young men of Limerick to Mr. Moody's question, "Will you trust Christ?" at the Meetings in that City, October, 1883.)