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My soul's desire

Representative Text

1 Only one thing my soul desires—
Just to be what my Lord requires;
Just to be such as He will own;
Just to be His and His alone.

Just to go where He may lead me,
Ready for Him the cross to bear;
Just to work where He may need me,
Just to be faithful is my pray’r.

2 Just to lay ev’ry idol by—
Ready to answer “Here am I;”
Willing to let His will decree
Just what and where my work shall be. [Refrain]

3 Fill’d with the Holy Ghost may I
Labor for Him as days go by;
Let me a faithful reaper be,
Gathering for eternity. [Refrain]

4 Jesus, the promise I would claim!
Kindle the Penticostal flame!
Breathe upon me Thy Spirit now,
As at the mercy seat I bow. [Refrain]

Source: The King of Glory #121

Author: Charles Hutchinson Gabriel

Pseudonymns: C. D. Emerson, S. B. Jackson, Jennie Ree  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Only one thing my soul desires
Title: My soul's desire
Author: Charles Hutchinson Gabriel
Refrain First Line: Just to go where he may lead me



Instances (1 - 10 of 10)
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Calvary's Praises #121

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Christian Gospel Hymns #107

Crowns of Rejoicing #d188

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Diadems #84

Epworth Praises #d163

Living Praise No. 2 #d152

Praise and Service #d146

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Song Praises #45

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The King of Glory #121

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The Victory #187

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