O Jesus, Savior, Christ divine

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1 O Jesus, Saviour, Christ divine,
When shall I know and feel thee mine
Without a doubt or fear?
With anxious, longing thirst I come
To beg thee make my heart thy home,
And keep me holy here.

2 What is there that I will not give
To have thee ever with me live
A conquering Christ within?
My life, my all, this blessèd day
Down at thy precious feet I lay,
To be redeemed from sin.

3 O God of pentecostal fame,
Can I not have that living flame
Burning where’er I go?
From sin and self and shame set free,
Can I not lead lost souls to thee,
And conquer every foe?

4 I can, I do just now believe,
I do the heavenly grace receive,
The Spirit makes me clean.
Christ takes the whole of my poor heart,
No sin shall ever from me part
My Lord who reigns supreme.


Source: The Song Book of the Salvation Army #447

Author: William Booth

Rv William Booth United Kingdom 1829-1912 Born in Sneinton, Nottingham, his father, well-off, lost much of his wealth and descended into poverty when William was young. William was apprenticed to a pawnbroker at age 13 to pay for schooling fees. He was converted at 15 and read extensively and trained himself in writing and speech. He eventually became a Methodist preacher. He did evangelistic work with his friend, Will Sansom, preaching to the poor on Nottingham. He would have stayed with Will, but Sansom got tuberculosis and died in 1849. William spent a year looking in vain for work. He finally found work with a pawnbroker in London, but the small amount of pay from that and preaching was insufficiennt, so he resigned as a lay pr… Go to person page >

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First Line: O Jesus, Savior, Christ divine
Author: William Booth
Copyright: Public Domain

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