I Give Myself to Thee

Blessed Jesus, O I need thee

Author: A. H. Ackley
Tune: [Blessed Jesus, O I need thee]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Blessed Jesus, O I need Thee,
Friends of earth cannot avail;
Love divine alone can save me,
Human love is weak and frail.

Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus,
Thou hast done so much for me,
Now believing on Thy promise,
Lord, I give myself to Thee.

2 I am trusting in Thy promise,
Humbly kneeling at Thy feet;
Touch me with Thy hand of mercy,
Make my broken heart complete. [Refrain]

3 Cruel stripes were laid upon Thee,
More than Thy dear form could bear;
There was none to share Thy sorrow,
Or to shed a pitying tear. [Refrain]

4 And if One so high and holy,
Could stoop down so low for me,
I will make a full surrender,
Thine forevermore to be. [Refrain]

5 I will love Thee, I will serve Thee,
Till at last my soul shall stand
In the presence of Thy glory,
When I cross the borderland. [Refrain]

Source: Glad Tidings in Song #209

Author: A. H. Ackley

Alfred Henry Ackley was born 21 January 1887 in Spring Hill, Pennsylvania. He was the youngest son of Stanley Frank Ackley and the younger brother of B. D. Ackley. His father taught him music and he also studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He graduated from Westminster Theological Seminary in Maryland and was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1914. He served churches in Pennsylvania and California. He also worked with the Billy Sunday and Homer Rodeheaver evangelist team and for Homer Rodeheaver's publishing company. He wrote around 1500 hymns. He died 3 July 1960 in Los Angeles. Dianne Shapiro (from ackleygenealogy.com by Ed Ackley and Allen C. Ackley) Go to person page >

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First Line: Blessed Jesus, O I need thee
Title: I Give Myself to Thee
Author: A. H. Ackley



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