Wholehearted Service

I've turned from the world and its follies, Forever forsaken all sin

Author: Charles W. Naylor
Tune: [I've turned from the world and its follies]
Published in 6 hymnals

Representative Text

1. I’ve turned from the world and its follies,
Forever forsaken all sin;
I’ve given myself unto Jesus
To ever and only serve Him.

I’ll put my whole heart in His service,
And do all He asketh of me;
I mean to live holy and blameless—
A Christian indeed will I be.

2. I will not be languid or careless,
Or formal, or cold, or untrue;
But, striving with earnest endeavor,
The will of my Lord I will do. [Refrain]

3. Since Jesus gave all to redeem me,
Since only through mercy I live,
It now is my joy and my purpose
A wholehearted service to give. [Refrain]

4. Oh, help me, dear Lord, to be ready
The task that Thou givest to do,
Not shrinking from labor or duty,
Devoted and faithful and true. [Refrain]

Timeless Truths

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Author: Charles W. Naylor

Naylor, Charles Wesley. (1874--1950). C. W. Naylor was born in southern Ohio and reared in Ohio and West Virginia by grandparents. At the age of nineteen he left the Methodist church for the Church of God. He worked for a while at the Gospel Trumpet Company in Grand Junction, Michigan and on some evangelistic tours. He was ordained in 1899 in Springfield, Ohio. He was first injured in 1908 in Florida while moving timbers from under a meeting tent. He suffered a dislocated kidney and other internal injuries. A year later he was in a bus accident that left him an invalid for the rest of his life. Naylor wrote eight books, many articles and pamphlets, many hymns and gospel songs, besides being a columnist in the Gospel Trumpet. --John W.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I've turned from the world and its follies, Forever forsaken all sin
Title: Wholehearted Service
Author: Charles W. Naylor
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I'll put my whole heart in His service



Instances (1 - 6 of 6)
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Hymnal of the Church of God #265

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