God made me for himself, to serve him hereAuthor: H. W. Baker
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1. God made me for Himself, to serve Him here
With love’s pure service and in filial fear;
To show His praise, for Him to labor now;
Then see His glory where the angels bow.
2. All needful grace was mine, through His dear Son,
Whose life and death my full salvation won;
The grace that would have strengthened me, and taught;
Grace that would crown me when my work was wrought.
3. And I, poor sinner, cast it all away;
Lived for the toil or pleasure of each day;
As if no Christ had shed His precious blood,
As if I owed no homage to my God.
4. O Holy Spirit, with Thy fire divine,
Melt into tears this thankless heart of mine;
Teach me to love what once I seemed to hate,
And live to God, before it be too late.
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1960
God made me for Himself, to serve Him here. Sir H. W. Baker. [Home Missions.] Appeared in the Hymns for Mission Churches, &c, n.d., No. 47, published by the Compilers of Hymns Ancient & Modern, and in the 1839 Supplemental Hymns To Hymns Ancient & Modern.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #361||God made me for himself, to serve him here||God made me for himself, to serve him here||FARLEY CASTLE||H. W. Baker (1821-1877)||10 10 10 10||1987||God's Church | Penitence and Prayer; Christ the Friend of Sinners | ; Pentecost | The Holy Spirit; Trinity Sunday | The Trinity; Pentecost 18 | The Offering of Life|
|The Cyber Hymnal #1960||God Made Me for Himself||God made me for Himself, to serve Him here||GOD MADE ME||Henry W. Baker||10.10.10.10||<cite>Hymns for Mission Services</cite>, 1876|