Consecration hymn

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1 My body, soul, and spirit,
Jesus, I give to thee,
A consecrated off'ring,
Thine evermore to be.

My all is on the Altar,
I'm waiting for the fire.
Waiting, waiting, waiting,
I'm waiting for the fire.

2 O Jesus, mighty Saviour,
I trust in thy great name,
I look for thy salvation,
Thy promise now I claim.

3 O, let the fire, descending
Just now upon my soul,
Consume my humble off'ring,
And cleanse and make me whole.

4 I'm thine, O blessed Jesus,
Washed by thy cleansing blood,
Now seal me by thy Spirit
A sacrifice to God.

Source: The Welcome Voice: a collection of gospel hymns and songs #83

Author: Mary D. James

Born: August 10, 1810, Trenton, New Jersey. Died: October 4, 1883, New York City. Buried: Mercer Cemetery, Trenton, New Jersey. When she was 13 years old, James began teaching Sunday school in the Methodist Episcopal church. She became a prominent figure in the Wesleyan Holiness movement, assisting Phoebe Palmer, and often leading meetings at Ocean Grove, New Jersey, and elsewhere. She wrote about 50 hymns, and articles by her appeared in the Guide to Holiness, the New York Christian Advocate, The Contributor, The Christian Witness, The Christian Woman, The Christian Standard, and the Ocean Grove Record. Her works include: The Soul Winner: A Sketch of Life and Fact and Incidents in the Life and Labors of Edmund J. Yard, 1883… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: My body, soul and spirit
Title: Consecration hymn
Author: Mary D. James
Language: English
Refrain First Line: My all is on the altar
Copyright: Public Domain



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