10441. I Will!

1 Once more, my soul, thy Savior, thro’ the Word,
Is offered full and free;
And now, O Lord, I must, I must decide:
Shall I accept of Thee?

Refrain:
I will! (I will) I will! (I will)
I will, God helping me, I will be Thine!
Thy precious blood was shed to purchase me—
I will be wholly Thine!

2 By grace I will Thy mercy now receive,
Thy love my heart hath won;
On Thee, O Christ, I will, I will believe,
And trust in Thee alone! [Refrain]

3 Thou knowest, Lord, how very weak I am,
And how I fear to stray;
For strength to serve I look to Thee alone—
The strength Thou must supply! [Refrain]

4 And now, O Lord, give all with us today
The grace to join our song;
And from the heart to gladly with us say:
"I will to Christ belong!" [Refrain]

5 To all who came, when Thou wast here below,
And said, "O Lord, wilt Thou?"
To them "I will!" was ever Thy reply:
We rest upon it now. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Once more, my soul, thy Savior, thro’ the Word
Title: I Will!
Author: Daniel Webster Whittle (1883)
Refrain First Line: I will! I will!
Language: English
Source: The Gospel Choir by Ira D. Sankey and James McGranahan (New York: Biglow & Main, 1886)
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Suggested by the responses of the young men of Limerick [Ireland] to Mr. [Dwight] Moody's question, Will you trust Christ? at the meetings in that city, October 1883. Some hymnals show the author as El Nathan, one of Whittle's pseudonyms.
Tune Information
Name: [Once more, my soul, thy Savior, thro' the Word]
Composer: James McGranahan
Key: A Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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