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God helping me, I renounce the world today

God helping me, I renounce the world today

Author: Thomas O. Chisholm
Tune: [God helping me, I renounce the world today]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 God helping me, I renounce the world today!
His voice I’ve heard, and I will obey;
I’ll follow Him wheresoever He may lead,
Though the stones may pierce till my feet may bleed.

2 God helping me, I will dare to stand alone,
Though foes assail me, and friends disown;
To have His smile of approval, dearer far
Than the whole world’s praise and its treasures are.

3 God helping me, I’ll accept His will for me,
I’ll live by faith and not ask to see;
I’ll bear the cross He has given me to bear
Till a crown instead He shall give up there.

Source: Rodeheaver's Gospel Songs for church, Sunday Schools and evangelistic services #208

Author: Thomas O. Chisholm

Thomas O. Chisholm was born in Franklin, Kentucky in 1866. His boyhood was spent ona farm and in teaching district schools. He spent fiver years as editor of the local paper at Franklin. He was converted to Christianity at the age of 26 and soon after was business manager and office editor of the "Pentecostal Hearld" or Louisville, Ky. In 1903 he entered the ministry of the M. E. Church South. His aim in writing was to incorporate as much as Scripture as possible and to avoid flippant or sentimental themes. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: God helping me, I renounce the world today
Author: Thomas O. Chisholm
Refrain First Line: I have heard the voice of the Son of God