Whom have I, Lord, in heaven but thee

Whom have I, Lord, in heaven but thee

Author: Thomas R. Birks; Author: R. G. Halls
Tune: [Whom have I, Lord, in Heav'n but Thee?]
Published in 9 hymnals

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1. Whom have I, Lord, in Heav’n but Thee?
None but Thee! None but Thee!
And this my song thro’ life shall be,
Christ for me! Christ for me!
He hath for me the wine-press trod,
He hath redeemed me by His blood,
And reconciled my soul to God,
Christ for me! Christ for me!

2. I envy not the rich their joys,
Christ for me! Christ for me!
I covet not earth’s glitt’ring toys,
Christ for me! Christ for me!
Earth can no lasting bliss bestow,
Fading is stamped on all below;
Mine is a joy no end can know,
Christ for me! Christ for me!

3. Tho’ with the poor be cast my lot,
Christ for me! Christ for me!
He knoweth best—I murmur not,
Christ for me! Christ for me!
Tho’ Vine and Fig-tree blight assail,
The labor of the Olive fail,
And death o’er flocks and herds prevail,
Christ for me! Christ for me!

4. Tho’ I am now on hostile ground,
Christ for me! Christ for me!
And sin beset me all around,
Christ for me! Christ for me!
Let earth her fiercest battles wage,
And foes against my soul engage,
Strong in His strength I scorn their rage,
Christ for me! Christ for me!

5. And when my life draws to its close,
Christ for me! Christ for me!
Safe in His arms I shall repose.
Christ for me! Christ for me!
When sharpest pains my frame pervade,
And all the powers of nature fade,
Still will I sing thro’ death’s cold shade,
Christ for me! Christ for me!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #849

Author: Thomas R. Birks

Birks, Thomas Rawson, M.A., b. Sept. 1810, and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge (B.A. 1834, M.A. 1837), of which he subsequently became a Fellow. Having taken Holy Orders in 1837, he became Rector of Kelshall, Herts, 1844; Vicar of Holy Trinity, Cambridge, 1866; Hon. Canon of Ely Cathedral, 1871; and Professor of Moral Philosophy, Cambridge, 1872. He d. at Cambridge, July 21, 1883. His works, to the number of 25, include Biblical, Astronomical, Scientific, Prophetic, and other subjects. He also wrote the Memoirs of the Rev. E Bickersteth (his father-in-law), 2 vols., 1851. His hymns appeared in Bickersteth's Christian Psalmody; 1833; and, together with Versions of the Psalms, in his Companion Psalter, 1874. They number upwards of 100… Go to person page >

Author: R. G. Halls

19th Century Lyrics-- Christ for Me Music--OH, TO BE NOTHING --www.hymntime.com/tch/  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Whom have I, Lord, in heaven but thee
Author: Thomas R. Birks
Author: R. G. Halls
Refrain First Line: Christ for me
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #849
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  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
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Small Church Music #5208
  • PDF Score (PDF)

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