Jesus, Master, Whose I Am

Representative Text

1 Jesus, Master, whose I am,
purchased thine alone to be
by thy blood, O spotless Lamb,
shed so willingly for me,
let my heart be all thine own,
let me live to thee alone.

2 Jesus, Master, I am thine:
keep me faithful, keep me near;
let thy presence in me shine
all my homeward way to cheer.
Jesus, at thy feet I fall,
O be thou my all in all.

3 Jesus, Master, whom I serve,
though so feebly and so ill,
strengthen hand and heart and nerve
all thy bidding to fulfill.
Open thou mine eyes to see
all the work thou hast for me.

4 Lord, thou needest not, I know,
service such as I can bring;
yet I long to prove and show
full allegiance to my King.
Thou an honor art to me:
let me be a praise to thee.

Source: Trinity Psalter Hymnal #537

Author: Frances R. Havergal

Havergal, Frances Ridley, daughter of the Rev. W. H. Havergal, was born at Astley, Worcestershire, Dec. 14, 1836. Five years later her father removed to the Rectory of St. Nicholas, Worcester. In August, 1850, she entered Mrs. Teed's school, whose influence over her was most beneficial. In the following year she says, "I committed my soul to the Saviour, and earth and heaven seemed brighter from that moment." A short sojourn in Germany followed, and on her return she was confirmed in Worcester Cathedral, July 17, 1853. In 1860 she left Worcester on her father resigning the Rectory of St. Nicholas, and resided at different periods in Leamington, and at Caswall Bay, Swansea, broken by visits to Switzerland, Scotland, and North Wales. She died… Go to person page >

Notes

Jesus, Master, Whose I am. Frances M. Havergal. [Servant of Christ.] Written for her nephew, J. H. Shaw, in Dec, 1865, printed as a leaflet (Parlane's Series), and then published in her Ministry of Song, 1869, and the Life Mosaic, 1879. In the original manuscript it is divided, stanzas i.-iii. being "Jesus, Master, Whose I am," and stanzas iv. vi., "Jesus, Master, Whom I serve." The hymn is suitable for Confirmation, or for personal Consecration to Christ.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Tune

ST. PETERSBURG

Dmitri Stephanovich Bortnianski (b. Gloukoff, Ukraine, 1751; d. St. Petersburg, Russia, 1825) was a Russian composer of church music, operas, and instrumental music. His tune ST. PETERSBURG (also known as RUSSIAN HYMN) was first published in J. H. Tscherlitzky's Choralbuch (1825). The tune is suppo…

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