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Make me a blessing today

I do not ask to choose my path

Author: Henry J. Zelley
Tune: [I do not ask to choose my path]
Published in 51 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 I do not ask to choose my path.
Lord, lead me in Thy way;
Inspire each tho't and prompt each word,
And make me a blessing today.

Bless me, Lord, and make me a blessing;
I'll gladly Thy message convey.
Use me to help some poor, needy soul,
And make me a blessing today.

2 Around me, Lord, are sinful men,
Who scorn and disobey;
Use me to win them from their sins,
And make me a blessing today. [Refrain]

3 To those who once Thy love have known,
But now are far astray;
Help me to win them back to Thee,
And make me a blessing today. [Refrain]

4 Some saints of Thine are in distress,
And for deliv'rance pray;
Oh, let me go and help them, Lord,
And make me a blessing today. [Refrain]

5 Whatever errand Thou hast. Lord,
Send me, and I'll obey.
Use me in any way Thou wilt,
And make me a blessing today. [Refrain]

Source: Praise and Worship: hymnal #38

Author: Henry J. Zelley

Henry Jeffreys Zelley was born at Mt. Holly, NJ, on Mar. 15, 1859. Educated in the Mt. Holly public schools, at Pennington Seminary, and at Taylor University, where he earned his M. A., Ph. D., and D. D. degrees, he became a Methodist minister in 1882 and first served in the New Jersey Conference as a statistical secretary, treasurer, and trustee, becoming a promoter of the campmeeting movement. Noted for his evangelistic fervor, Zelley produced over 1500 poems, hymns, and gospel songs. One of his songs, "He Brought Me Out" with music by Henry L. Gilmour, appears in several denominational hymnals. Cyberhymnal also lists "When Israel Out of Bondage Came" or "He Rolled the Sea Away" with music by Gilmour too. Another of Zelley’s so… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I do not ask to choose my path
Title: Make me a blessing today
Author: Henry J. Zelley
Refrain First Line: Bless me, Lord, and make me a blessing
Copyright: Public Domain



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