Father, take us

Representative Text

1 Oh, my Father! take me, make me
Pure and holy, all Thine own;
May each changing moment find me
At Thy foot-stool, near Thy throne.

2 Oh, my Saviour! cleanse me, fill me
With Thy precious love divine;
May no earthly idol turn me
From that sacred cross of Thine.

3 Holy Spirit! woo me, draw me
By the gentle cords of love;
Guide me, guard me, safely lead me
To my heav’nly home above.

Source: Victorious Life Hymns #141

Author: Horatius R. Palmer

Palmer, Horatio Richmond, MUS. DOC, was born April 26, 1834. He is the author of several works on the theory of music; and the editor of some musical editions of hymnbooks. To the latter he contributed numerous tunes, some of which have attained to great popularity, and 5 of which are in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos, London, 1881. His publications include Songs of Love for the Bible School; and Book of Anthems, the combined sale of which has exceeded one million copies. As a hymnwriter he is known by his "Yield not to temptation," which was written in 1868, and published in the National Sunday School Teachers' Magazine, from which it passed, with music by the author, into his Songs of Love, &c, 1874, and other collections. In A… Go to person page >

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First Line: O my Father! take me, make me
Title: Father, take us
Author: Horatius R. Palmer



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