1 All my life in service I would give,
To Christ Who died for me;
For Him alone each moment would I live,
His loyal servant be;
With a purpose true each task pursue,
Just as He my footsteps lead,
Spreading far and near kind words of cheer,
Giving help to those in need.
All my life to work for Jesus,
Who has redeemed me by His grace,
Till at last I’ll stand at His right hand,
And behold Him face to face.
2 Tho’ the tempter may my path assail
I have no need to fear,
Against the hosts of sin I shall prevail
With Christ my King so near;
He will ever be a friend to me,
On His arm I will depend,
For His strength divine is ever mine
And my way He will defend. [Refrain]
3 Seeking ev’ry day His will to do,
What joy shall then be mine,
In thought and word and deed to Him be true,
Who is my King divine.
Lift His banner high when foes are nigh
For there’s victory in store,
At the King’s command with faith to stand
Tho’ the conflict wages sore. [Refrain]
Grant Colfax Tullar was born August 5, 1869, in Bolton, Connecticut. He was named after the American President Ulysses S. Grant and Vice President Schuyler Colfax. After the American Civil War, his father was disabled and unable to work, having been wounded in the Battle of Antietam. Tullar's mother died when he was just two years old so Grant had no settled home life until he became an adult. Yet from a life of sorrow and hardship he went on to bring joy to millions of Americans with his songs and poetry.
As a child, he received virtually no education or religious training. He worked in a woolen mill and as a shoe clerk. The last Methodist camp meeting in Bolton was in 1847. Tullar became a Methodist at age 19 at a camp meeting near Wat… Go to person page >