1 I ask, O Lord, in simple faith
This one request of Thee,
That, consecrated to Thy work,
My life henceforth may be;
O teach me how the lost to win,
Poor wand’ring souls to seek,
Direct my footsteps where to go
And give me words to speak.
2 O grant me strength to labor still,
Where’er Thou bid’st me toil,
To persevere with cheerful heart
Tho’ rough may be the soil;
If called to suffer for Thy sake,
O let me not repine,
But follow where my duty leads,
And have no will but Thine.
3 Thy blessed Spirit may I show,
Thy pure, unselfish love;
And thro’ Thy grace some wan’rer guide
To life and peace above;
To watch and wait and work for Thee,
Be this my constant care;
O grant me access to Thy throne,
Thro’ humble, grateful prayer.
Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Anna C. Storey, Victoria Stuart, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Mrs. J. B. Thresher, Hope Tryaway, Grace Tureman, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D.
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Display Title: A Song Of ConsecrationFirst Line: I ask, O Lord, in simple faithTune Title: BLACKWELLAuthor: Fanny CrosbyMeter: CMDSource: Young People's Songs of Praise, by I. Allan Sankey (Chicago: Biglow & Main, 1902)