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Wholly the Lord's

Living or dying, Lord I am thine

Author: Priscilla J. Owens
Tune: [Living or dying]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Living or dying,
Lord, I am Thine;
Singing or sighing,
Thy will be mine;
What future days shall be
Thou must decide for me;
Living or dying,
Lord, I am Thine.

2 Living or dying,
Keep me Thine own;
Thy life imparting,
Thy will make known;
Sweet is Thy labor blest,
Sweet is Thy home of rest;
Living of dying,
Keep me Thine own.

3 Thy love shall measure
Heart-throbs of mine;
My soul shall treasure
Thy word divine;
This is the music sweet
That makes my life complete;
Living or dying,
Lord, I am Thine.

Source: Gospel Praise Book.: a collection of choice gems of sacred song suitable for church service, gospel praise meetings, and family devotions. (Complete ed.) #253a

Author: Priscilla J. Owens

Owens, Priscilla Jane, was born July 21, 1829, of Scotch and Welsh descent, and is now (1906) resident at Baltimore, where she is engaged in public-school work. For 50 years Miss Owen has interested herself in Sunday-school work, and most of her hymns were written for children's services. Her hymn in the Scotch Church Hymnary, 1898, "We have heard a joyful sound" (Missions), was written for a Sunday-school Mission Anniversary, and the words were adapted to the chorus "Vive le Roi" in the opera The Huguenots. [Rev. James Bonar, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix II (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Living or dying, Lord I am thine
Title: Wholly the Lord's
Author: Priscilla J. Owens
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)
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Gleanings of Sacred Song #71

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Gospel Praise Book. #253a

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Jewels of Praise #47

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Songs of Praise and Delight #37

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The Disciples' Hymn Book #380

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