O Christ, to thee I live

O Christ, to thee I live

Author: John Otis Barrows
Tune: [O Christ, to Thee I live]
Published in 3 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 O Christ, to Thee I live,
To Thee I wholly give
Myself away;
The gift how poor and small!
Yet, Lord, I bring Thee all;
Before Thy face I fall;
Accept, I pray.

2 This consecration hour,
By Thy rich grace and power,
My joy shall be;
How sweet it is to know,
Tho’ rough my path below,
In all the way I go
I walk with Thee!

3 Should mighty foes assail,
I can o’er them prevail,
And never fall;
For Thou almighty art
To shield my open heart
From ev’ry fiery dart;
On Thee I call.

4 And when Thou, Lord, dost come
To take me to Thy home,
My spirit free,—
“O death, where is thy sting?”
I shall in triumph sing,
As, borne on angels’ wing,
I rise to Thee.

Source: Songs of the Kingdom: prepared for the use of young people's societies and adapter for prayer meetings, Sunday schools and the home #152

Author: John Otis Barrows

John Otis Burrows was born on August 4, 1833 in Mansfield, Conn. His father was a farmer and John helped on the farm until he was 21 years old. He had a desire to go to college so he taught for two years at Kimball Union Academy, at Meriden NH during the school year and worked on the farm during his vacations. He then entered Amherst, graduating in 1860 with a B.A. He then studied divinity at East-Windsor Hill, Conn. for one year and at Andover Theological Seminary for two years. He worked as a pastor in New Hampshire for six years, then traveled with his family to Cesarea in Asia Minor as a missionary with the American Board and after six or seven years worked in Constantinople for three or four years before returning to the United States.… Go to person page >

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First Line: O Christ, to thee I live
Author: John Otis Barrows
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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