My Very Best for Jesus

I will not serve my Savior in a poor or selfish way

Author: William C. Martin
Tune: [I will not serve my Savior in a poor or selfish way]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I will not serve my Savior in a poor or selfish way,
Nor with a life of idleness His tender love repay.
I want to do the utmost for His glory that I may—
I want to do my very best for Jesus.

Refrain:
My very best for Jesus is the least that I can do;
And into service there must go m steadfast love and true;
And all that I can render is not half that is His due—
I want to do my very best for Jesus.

2 I want to stand for Jesus where His name is not revered;
I want to show my colors where the Father is not feared;
I would display His glory where the light hath not appeared—
I want to do my very best for Jesus. [Refrain]

3 I want to do my best, for I remember Calvary,
And all the deeds of tender love my Savior did for me:
I see the weeping eyes His dying form upon the tree—
O, I would do my very best for Jesus. [Refrain]

Source: Hymns of Praise: for the Church and Sunday School #44

Author: William C. Martin

William C. Martin (1864-1914) Born: De­cem­ber 25, 1864, Hights­town, New Jer­sey. Died: Au­gust 30, 1914, Ri­al­to, Flor­i­da. Buried: Fort My­ers, Flor­i­da. Martin was pas­tor of the Grace Bap­tist Church (for­mer­ly Cra­mer’s Hill), Cam­den, New Jer­sey (1891-4); No­ank Bap­tist Church, Noank, Con­nec­ti­cut (1894-1900); Grace Bap­tist Church, Som­er­ville, Mass­a­chu­setts (near Bos­ton; at the time of his ar­rival there it was noted he was from “Bluff­ton, In­di­a­na”); and the First Bap­tist Church in Ft. My­ers, Flor­i­da, from 1912 un­til his death. Music: MELMORE http://www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/m/a/r/t/martin_wc.htm  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I will not serve my Savior in a poor or selfish way
Title: My Very Best for Jesus
Author: William C. Martin
Refrain First Line: My very best for Jesus is the least that I can do

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Hymns of Praise: for the Church and Sunday School #44

Selected Sunday School Songs #d69

Sunday School Voices, No.2 #d85

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