1 I want to live that I may learn
More of my Savior’s way,
More of the loyalty of faith
Grown stronger day by day.
I want to know more of his grace,
To seek the sunshine of his face,
To make my heart his biding place
Forever and for aye.
I want to live that I may prove
The willing servant of his love,
And faithfully each day to more
Obedient to his will.
2 I want to live that I may bear
His love to those who weep;
To tell it forth that all may share
Its fountain, full and deep.
I want to do my earnest part
To lift the burden from some heart,
To ease some sorrow’s bitter smart,
To waken those who sleep. [Chorus]
3 I want to live that I may serve
My Lord at ev’ry call;
To lay before his blessed feet
My life, my strength, my all:
to live so that each day shall be
An emblem of eternity;
To feel his grace sustaining me
When twilight shadows fall. [Chorus]
Born: April 26, 1877, Argentine, Michigan.
Died: September 3, 1967, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee.
Buried: Calvary Cemetery, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee.
Grimes was the first child of Stephen and Ada Potter Atherton, and had seven brothers. In 1900, she married broom maker Elliot Grant Grimes in Vernon, Michigan. She had a stepdaughter, Corabelle Grimes Shorden, one son, Leon Elliot Grimes, and an adopted daughter, Mary Patricia Green Jacobs. She became a writer at an early age, and worked as an editor for the Southern Agriculturist magazine in Nashville, Tennessee. In addition to writing, she was an accomplished pianist and a music teacher. In 1920, she and her son Leon worked for Dr. William Fewkes of the Smithsonian Institute, exploring the A… Go to person page >