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At any cost to self

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1 At any cost to self, O Lord,
Have Thou Thy way in me;
My inmost soul with longing cries
For spotless purity.
Let me Thy full salvation know,
And wash me whiter than the snow.

At any cost, at any cost,
Have Thou Thy way at any cost;
In me, Thou Savior of the lost,
Have Thou Thy way at any cost.

2 I seek a city bright and fair
beyond the shores of time;
For sin can never enter there
In yonder sun bright clime. [Refrain]

3 If best that I must suffer loss
That holy I may be,
I’ll whisper as I take the cross,
“Have Thou Thy way in me.” [Refrain]

Source: Rodeheaver's Gospel Songs for church, Sunday Schools and evangelistic services #61

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by." Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

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First Line: At any cost to self
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris