I have made my choice to follow Christ

I have made my choice to follow Christ

Author: Lida Shivers Leech
Tune: [I have made my choice to follow Christ each day]
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1 I have made my choice to follow Christ each day,
I am Thine for service, Lord;
Tho’ I sometimes falter on the thorny way,
I am Thine for service, Lord.

Refrain:
Thine for service when the days are drear,
Thine for service when the skies are clear;
Yes, Thine for service thro’ the coming years,
I am Thine for service, Lord.

2 Let me idle not the precious hours away,
I am Thine for service, Lord;
As Thy voice shall bid me, I will go or stay,
I am Thine for service, Lord. [Refrain]

3 I will never ask Thee “How,” or “Where,” or “Why?”
For I’ve cast my lot with Thee
Till the glory gates shall open by and by,
With a “Welcome Home” for me. [Refrain]

4 I am Thine for service till the last glad hour
Shall have passed on earth from me;
And I wake to service of a greater pow’r,
Thro’ a glad eternity. [Refrain]

Source: Jubilate : A Modern Sunday-School Hymnal #85

Author: Lida Shivers Leech

Born: Ju­ly 12, 1873, May­ville, New Jer­sey. Died: March 4, 1962, Long Beach, Cal­i­for­nia. Leech spent her child­hood in Cape May Court House, New Jer­sey, and at­tend­ed Co­lum­bia Un­i­ver­si­ty and Tem­ple Un­i­ver­si­ty. She played the or­gan at Be­tha­ny Meth­od­ist Church in Cam­den, New Jer­sey, served as ac­com­pa­nist at evan­gel­i­cal serv­ic­es, and wrote some 500 hymn tunes in her life­time. Sources-- Emurian, pp. 112-3 Reynolds, p. 336 Lyrics-- God’s Way Is Best I Have Re­deemed Thee I’ll Go Any­where No Fault in Him Some Day He’ll Make It Plain Thine for Ser­vice Trust Me, Try Me, Prove Me © 1928 When the Veil is Lift… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I have made my choice to follow Christ
Author: Lida Shivers Leech
Refrain First Line: Thine for service when the days are drear

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