Consecration Hymn

My body, soul and spirit, Jesus, I give to Thee

Author: Mary D. James
Published in 157 hymnals

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1 My body, soul and spirit,
Jesus, I give to thee,
A consecrated offering,
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 offering,
And cleanse and make me whole!

4 I’m thine, O blessèd Jesus,
Washed by thy precious blood;
Now seal me by thy Spirit
A sacrifice to God.

Source: The Song Book of the Salvation Army #511

Author: Mary D. James

Mary Dagworthy Yard James USA 1810-1883. Born at Trenton, NJ, she began teaching Sunday school at age 13 in the Methodist Episcopal Church. She married Henry B James, and they had four children: Joseph, Mary, Ann, and Charles.. She became a prominent figure in the Wesleyan Holiness movement of the early 1800s, assisting Phoebe Palmer (also a hymnist) and often leading meetings at Ocean Grove, NJ, and elsewhere. She wrote articles that 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”. She wrote a biography of Edmund J Yard entitled, “The soul winner” (1883). She… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: My body, soul and spirit, Jesus, I give to Thee
Title: Consecration Hymn
Author: Mary D. James
Language: English
Refrain First Line: My all is on the altar
Notes: Spanish translation: See "Mi espíritu alma y cuerpo" by H. C. E.
Copyright: Public Domain



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Hymns of the Christian Life #233


The Cyber Hymnal #1054


The Song Book of the Salvation Army #511

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