1 O Lord, my heart would bring Thee more,
For when I count Thy mercies o’er,
Count Thy mercies o’er,
I find them numberless and strong,
With full forgiveness for all wrong,
And I would praise Thee with my song,
Praise Thee with my song.
2 All I possess is from Thy hand,
All that is good Thou dost command,
Dost in love command,
All that I have I bring to Thee,
An offering so full and free,
For well I know Thou lovest me,
Lovest even me.
3 All that I hope for Thou dost give,
That I in heav’n with Thee may live,
I with Thee may live,
And when I reach the golden shore,
Where those that meet shall part no more,
Then will I praise Thee evermore,
Praise Thee evermore.
Daniel Robertson Lucas, b. Belvidere, Boone County, Ill., January 14, 1840; m. Mary Longley in 1862; joined 99th Indiana Volunteer Infantry and appointed chaplain of the regiment; later studied for the ministry; in 1876, settled in Des Moines, Iowa, where he pastored the Central Christian Church and helped found Drake University; Department Commander of the Grand Army of the Republic and secretary of the Morton Monument Commission; d. March 11, 1907
From Daniel R. Lucas papers, WWW site, Mar. 18, 2004… Go to person page >