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. 1931) is a hymn text writer, born in Invercargill, New Zealand in 1931. Her texts have appeared in more than 100 collections worldwide and have been translated into several languages. She has been an editor with the New Zealand Hymnbook Trust and received international acclaim for her writing, including being made a Fellow of the Royal School of Church Music (2006) and becoming a Member of the NZ Order of Merit (2001) for services to the community through hymn writing. She is the first citizen to be so honored. Most recently, she has been honored by the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada at its July 2009 annual conference by being named a Fellow of the Society in recognition of her contributions as a hymn… Go to person page >
Display Title: Jesus, I come trusting your kindnessFirst Line: Jesus, I come trusting your kindnessTune Title: LITTLE VENICEAuthor: Shirley Erena Murray (b. 1931)Meter: 99 99Scripture: 2 Timothy 2:21; John 1:17; Lamentations 3:23-26; Revelation 3:17-18; Romans 11:36; Romans 12:1; Titus 4:4-7Date: 2005Subject: Our Response to Christ | In Dedication; Jesus | compassion; Kindness | ; Offering | of self