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Lord, let me die to selfish desires

Lord, let me die to selfish desires

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [Lord, let me die to selfish desires]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Lord, let me die to selfish desires,
Kindle in me the Pentecost fires;
Emptied of self and sin may I be,
Filled with Thy love and hidden in Thee.

Emptied of self, with holy love filled,
Let ev’ry voice within me be stilled,
Until I hear Thy whispers to me,
Dead to the world but living for Thee.

2 Lord, let me know no pleasure but Thine,
Lost in Thy will, Thy plans shall be mine;
Yielded to Thee in service so blest,
Struggling no more, in Thee I find rest. [Refrain]

3 Human I am and ever will be,
Clothe me with gracious humility;
Purge me from sin and make my heart clean,
Until Thy image in me is seen. [Refrain]

4 All that I have is laid at Thy feet,
My consecration now is complete;
I would be guided by Thee alone,
Take Thou my heart and make it Thy throne. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Praise and Power 1-2-3 Combined #55

Author: Haldor Lillenas

Born: No­vem­ber 19, 1885, Stord Is­land (near Ber­gen), Nor­way. Died: Au­gust 18, 1959, As­pen, Co­lo­ra­do. Buried: Flor­al Hills Cem­e­te­ry, Kan­sas Ci­ty, Mis­so­uri. Pseudonyms-- Vir­gin­ia Rose Gold­en Laverne Gray Richard Hainsworth Rev. H. N. Lines Robert Whitmore Ferne Winters Lillenas em­i­grat­ed to Amer­i­ca as a child; his fam­i­ly set­tled first in South Da­ko­ta, then moved to Or­e­gon in 1889. He at­tend­ed Deets Pa­ci­fic Bi­ble Coll­ege in Los An­ge­les, Cal­i­for­nia (later re­named to Pa­sa­de­na Coll­ege); stu­died mu­sic at the Sie­gel-My­ers School of Mu­sic in Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois; and re­ceived an hon­or­ary Doc­to… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lord, let me die to selfish desires
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Refrain First Line: Emptied of self, with holy love filled