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Jesus, Master, Whose I Am

Representative Text

1 Jesus, Master, whose I am,
purchased yours alone to bear,
by your blood, O Spotless Lamb,
shed so willingly for me,
let my heart be all your own,
let me live to you alone.

2 Having turned from other ways,
now your name alone to bear,
your dear voice alone obey
is my daily, hourly prayer.
Looking up to heav'n I see
no one else my joy can be.

3 Jesus, Master, I am yours;
keep me faithful, keep me near;
as your radiance through me pours
all my homeward way to cheer.
Jesus, at you feet I fall.
O be now my all in all!



Source: Moravian Book of Worship #614

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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Moravian Book of Worship #614

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The Cyber Hymnal #3375

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Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #590

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Trinity Psalter Hymnal #537

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