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Not for self, O blessed Savior

Not for self, O blessed Savior

Author: William Henry Gardner
Tune: [Not for self, O blessed Savior]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Not for self, O blessed Saviour,
Would I live this life of mine,
I would give it to Thee, Master,
Serving, Lord, Thy cause divine.

Small indeed may be my service,
Weak and wayward I may prove,
Yet, O Master, I’ll keep serving,
Hoping, trusting, in Thy love.

2 Happiness I know, dear Saviour,
Comes alone thro’ serving Thee,
Therefore, on some sad heart’s pathway,
May some sunlight shine thro’ me. [Refrain]

3 May some soul renew its courage,
By a cheering word of mine,
Bringing it from sorrow’s darkness
To a heav’nly light divine. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day No. 5 #21

Author: William Henry Gardner

Late 19th Century Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Not for self, O blessed Savior
Author: William Henry Gardner
Refrain First Line: Small indeed may be my service