Jesus, I come trusting your kindness

Jesus, I come trusting your kindness

Author: Shirley Erena Murray
Tune: LITTLE VENICE
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Jesus, I come trusting your kindness,
knowing my need, lost in my blindness:
you are the sense giving life its meaning,
you are the truth from the beginning.

2 Now as I grow, use and affirm me,
and when I doubt, touch me, reclaim me;
when there is pain, heal me and hold me --
cloak of your love, cover, enfold me.

3 All that I am, Jesus, I offer,
all I achieve, all I may suffer,
all whom I love for your compassion,
all I hold dear for your possession.

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Author: Shirley Erena Murray

Shirley Erena Murray (b. Invercargill, New Zealand, 1931) studied music as an undergraduate but received a master’s degree (with honors) in classis and French from Otago University. Her upbringing was Methodist, but she became a Presbyterian when she married the Reverend John Stewart Murray, who was a moderator of the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand. Shirley began her career as a teacher of languages, but she became more active in Amnesty International, and for eight years she served the Labor Party Research Unit of Parliament. Her involvement in these organizations has enriched her writing of hymns, which address human rights, women’s concerns, justice, peace, the integrity of creation, and the unity of the church. Many of her hymns… Go to person page >

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First Line: Jesus, I come trusting your kindness
Author: Shirley Erena Murray
Meter: 9.9.9.9
Publication Date: 2005
Copyright: © 1992 Hope Publishing Company

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Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #507

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Hymns of Glory, Songs of Praise #507

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