Touch Me, Lord Jesus

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1 Touch, touch me, Lord Jesus,
With Thy hand of mercy,
Make each throbbing heartbeat
Feel Thy pow'r divine.
O take my will forever,
I will doubt Thee never,
O Lord, please cleanse me, my dear Savior,
Make me wholly Thine.

2 Mold, mold me, dear Savior;
As I bow before Thee,
Prostrate, prostrate and helpless,
Make my heart Thy throne.
O purge my dross with hissop;
Burn me with Thy fire;
O Lord, please make, make me and use me;
Ever all Thine own.

3 Feed, feed me, dear Jesus,
From Thy holy table,
Rain, rain bread from heaven,
Let my cup o'erflow.
O naked, sick and hungry;
Poor and weak and lonely,
O Lord, please feed feed me, Lord Jesus
Till I want no more.

4 Guide, guide me, Jehovah,
Thro' this vale of sorrow,
I am safe forever,
Trusting in Thy love.
O bear me thro' the current;
O'er the chilly Jordan,
O Lord, please lead me, my dear Savior
To my home above.


Source: African American Heritage Hymnal #274

Author: Lucie E. Campbell

Lucie Eddie Campbell, April 30, 1885–January 3, 1963, one of nine children born to parents who were slaves in Mississippi. She moved to Memphis with her mother after her father died when she was two years old. Became first Music Director of newly formed Education arm for the new National Baptist Convention formed in 1916 in Memphis. In 1919 at a NBC convention in Atlantic City, Campbell introduced a young, blind singer, Connie Rosemond, who electrified the delegates with his rendition of Campbell’s first gospel hymn, “Something Within.” Campbell met Rosemond on the famous Beale St in Memphis. She heard a man betting $10 that he could make the blind youngster “get down in the alley” an expression for singing the blues. T… Go to person page >

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First Line: Touch me, Lord Jesus, With Thy hand of mercy
Title: Touch Me, Lord Jesus
Author: Lucie E. Campbell
Language: English
Publication Date: 1977
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1977.

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