Accept my grateful praise

Accept my grateful praise

Author: Susan Ketcham Bourne
Tune: THE PLEDGE
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Accept my grateful praises,
O Jesus Christ, my Lord,
For ev’ry precious promise
I find within Thy word!
What service can I render?
What promise can I make,
For all Thou hast accomplish’d
And suffer’d for my sake?

Refrain:
For trusting only in Thy strength,
Which Thou has pledg’d to me,
My willing heart would thus respond,
And pledge itself to Thee.

2 Upon Thy strength depending,
I give my promise true,
Whatever Thou wouldst have me
That will I strive to do!
In prayer I’ll seek Thee daily,
And read Thy holy word;
And make my life’s endeavor
To follow Thee, dear Lord. [Refrain]

3 Wherever duty calls me,
There, Saviour, will I be:
I’ll join with Thy disciples,
And testify for Thee.
For Thy dear Church I’ll labor,
My willing service give;
The Church my Saviour died for,
For her I’ll gladly live! [Refrain]

Source: Gloria Deo: a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for Public Worship in all Departments of the Church #656

Author: Susan Ketcham Bourne

Susan Ketchum Bourne was the widow of the Rev. Shearjashub Bourne. She was largely identified with church and missionary work in the Congregational church of Manhattan, and was an active and charter member of Sorosis. She was perhaps best known to old New Yorkers as the chief founder and President of the Lydia F. Wadleigh Association. © The Cyber Hymnal™ (www.hymntime.com/tch) Go to person page >

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First Line: Accept my grateful praise
Author: Susan Ketcham Bourne
Refrain First Line: For trusting only in Thy strength

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Gloria Deo: a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for Public Worship in all Departments of the Church #656

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