If my heart is the Lord's

If my heart is the Lord's

Author: C. R. Blackall
Tune: [If my heart is the Lord's]
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1. If my heart is the Lord’s
All His works I shall do;
In my life I will show
That to Him I am true.

Doing His will I never shall stray
Far from the beautiful path away.

2. If I keep in the way
Where He bids me abide,
I shall be safe from harm
With my Lord close allied. [Refrain]

3. He will guide me in peace,
Be my stay and my shield,
And no foes shall prevail
While He owns me His child. [Refrain]

4. Thro’ the years of my life
His exceeding reward
Shall be mine, till the end
Purest bliss shall afford. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1252

Author: C. R. Blackall

Blackall, Christopher Ruby, M.D., born in New York State, 1830, and educated for the medical profession. For 15 years he followed his profession, including service in the army during the civil war. Subsequently he managed, for 14 years, a branch of the Baptist Publication Society, taking at the same time great interest in Sunday School work. He edited the Advanced Bible Lesson Quarterly, for 3 years, and also Our Little Ones. 1. The prize is set before us. Heaven anticipated. This is one of Dr. Blackall's most popular hymns for children. It was written in 1874 for the Sunday School of 2nd Baptist Church, Chicago, Illinois, and set to music by H. R. Palmer. It first appeared in Palmer's Songs of Love for the Bible School, 1874, fro… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: If my heart is the Lord's
Author: C. R. Blackall
Refrain First Line: Doing his will I never shall stray



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