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O Jesus, Receive Me

Dear Lord, I've wandered far from thee

Author: R. H. Cornelius
Tune: [Loving Savior, hear my cry]
Published in 16 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Dear Lord, I’ve wandered far from Thee,
Far from Thee, far from Thee;
Show pity now and pardon me—
O save me at the cross.

O Jesus, receive me,
No more will I grieve Thee,
Thou precious Redeemer,
O save me at the cross.

2 So vile and full of sin am I,
Sin am I, sin am I,
But no lost soul wilt Thou deny—
O save me at the cross. [Refrain]

3 My broken heart I bring to Thee,
Bring to Thee, bring to Thee,
Thy healing balm is rich and free—
O save me at the cross. [Refrain]

4 Dear Lord, my all I yield to Thee,
Yield to Thee, yield to Thee;
Thy servant I would ever be—
O save me at the cross. [Refrain]

5 And now I’m leaning hard on Thee,
Hard on Thee, hard on Thee;
O wash my soul and set me free—
O save me at the cross. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11602

Author: R. H. Cornelius

R.H. Cornelius, known as Rufus Cornelius by his friends, was born in Blount Co., AL., January 24, 1872. He was educated in the public schools of Oneonta, the county seat. He began teaching in the public schools at an early age and at one time was associate Principle of the Oneonta High School. It was while teaching in the high school that he became interested in church music and began to study with some of the best teachers of the time. His first major teacher was the late A J showalter in one of his normals at Eden, AL. He continued his study with this wellknown teacher until he had finished the courses a second time. He soon felt that the study of harmony was his first love in his study and soon became one of the best harmon teachers of h… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Dear Lord, I've wandered far from thee
Title: O Jesus, Receive Me
Author: R. H. Cornelius
Refrain First Line: O Jesus, receive me
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #11602
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The Cyber Hymnal #11602

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