One thing I of the Lord desire

One thing I of the Lord desire

Author: Walter C. Smith
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1. One thing I of the Lord desire,
For all my path hath miry been,
Be it by water or by fire,
O make me clean, O make me clean.

Wash me, Thou, without, within,
Or purge with fire, if that must be,
Anyhow, if only sin
Die out in me, die out, die out in me.

2. If clearer vision Thou impart,
Grateful and glad my soul shall be;
But yet to have a purer heart
Is more to me, is more to me. [Refrain]

3. Yea, only as this heart is clean
May larger vision yet be mine,
For mirrored in its depths are seen
The things divine, the things divine. [Refrain]

4. I watch to shun the miry way,
And stanch the springs of guilty thought,
But, watch and struggle as I may,
Pure I am not, pure I am not. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #888

Author: Walter C. Smith

Smith, Walter Chalmer, D.D., was born at Aberdeen Dec. 5, 1824, and educated at the Grammar School and University of that City. He pursued his Theological studies at Edinburgh, and was ordained Pastor of the Scottish Church in Chad well Street, Islington, London, Dec. 25, 1850. After holding several pastorates he became, in 1876, Minister of the Free High Church, Edinburgh. His contributions to poetical literature have been many and of great merit. His principal works are:— (1) The Bishop's Walk, 1860; (2) Olrig Grange, 1872; (3) Borland Hall, 1874; (4) Hilda among the Broken Gods, 1878; (5) North Country Folk, 1883; (6) Kildrostan, 1884; (7) Hymns of Christ and Christian Life, 1876. From his Hymns of Christ, &c, 1876, the following,… Go to person page >

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A. M. E. C. Hymnal #285
Alexander's Gospel Songs #65Image
Alexander's Gospel Songs No. 2 #134Image
Alexander's Hymns No. 2 (Canadian Edition): Songs of Evangelism #d105
Alexander's Hymns No. 3 #146Image
Alexander's Male Choir #20Image
Best Hymns No. 3: for services of song in Christian work #102Image
Celestial Songs for all Purposes #d96
Choice Hymns No. 1: for use in the church, Sunday-school, young people's societies, etc. etc. #70Image
Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #19Image
Common Praise: hymns with tunes for Christian worship #362Image
Conquest Hymns, New and Old for all Services #d166
Evangelistic and Worship Hymns #d66
Glory Songs #d170
Hymns and Spiritual Songs #42Image
Hymns for His Praise #42Image
Hymns for His Praise No. 2. Rev. ed. #d127
Hymns of the Kingdom of God #d328
Hymns of Worship and Songs of the Gospel #d226
Hymns, Psalms and Gospel Songs with Responsive Readings #d312
Hymns, Psalms and Gospel Songs: with responsive readings #362Image
International Gospel Hymns and Songs #140Image
Living Praise No. 2 #d151
Methodist Hymn and Tune Book: official hymn book of the Methodist Church #342Image
Montreat Hymns: psalms and gospel songs with responsive scripture readings #362Image
New Songs of the Gospel (Nos. 1, 2, and 3 combined) #218Image
New Songs of the Gospel No. 3: for use in religious meetings #11Image
Northfield Hymnal No. 3 #116Image
Pentecostal Hymns No. 4, a winnowed collection for young people's societies, church prayer meetings, evangelistic services and Sunday schools #30Image
Pentecostal Hymns Nos. 3 and 4 Combined #373Image
Popular Hymns No. 3 #d161
Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: a manual of worship for the church of Christ #52Image
Sabbath School Psalmodist #d54
Song Praises: for Sunday schools, Epworth League meetings,Christian Endeavor and young people's societies, evangelistic services, prayer meetings, and for family and private devotions #67Image
Songs for All #44Image
Songs of Praise, Number One ... for the General Assembly's Committee on Evangelistic Work #d108
Songs of Redemption and Praise. Rev. #18Image
Songs of the Assembly: number one #154Image
Songs that Touch the Heart. Vol. 4 #d41
Spiritual hymns of worship #d355
Tabernacle Hymns Number Five #d250
The Best of All: complete #S8Image
The Book of Praise #489
The Broadman Hymnal #d325
The Church Hymnal ... Seventh-Day Adventist Church #634
The Cyber Hymnal #888TextAudioScore
The Evangelical Hymnal #562Image
The Finest of the Wheat No. 3 #74Image
The Hill School Hymnal and Service Book #d196
The Hymnary for use in Baptist churches #324
The Hymnary of the United Church of Canada #324
The Plymouth Hymnal #d417
The Richard Allen A.M.E. Hymnal, with Responsive Scripture Readings. Rev. #d304
University Hymn Book for use in the Chapel of Harvard University #d191
Winona Hymns #108Image
Worship in Song #d215
Worship in the School Room #d134
Worship in the School Room: a manual of devotion intended especially for the school, also adapted to the family #500Image