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Tell me, Jesus, tell me now

Tell me, Jesus, tell me now

Author: D. T. MacFarlan
Tune: [Tell me Jesus, tell me now] (MacFarlan)
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Tell me, Jesus, tell me now,
While to Thee I humbly bow,
Wilt Thou take this heart of mine,
And forever seal it Thine?
Wilt Thou come, and there abide,
While I see Thy opened side;
Pouring forth the streams of life,
Giving strength and ending strife?

2 If I yield myself to Thee,
Wilt Thou come direct to me,
And within Thy loving arms
Cause my heart to feel Thy charms?
Wilt Thou, oh, my precious Lord,
Give me comfort by Thy Word,
By Thy truth great joy impart
To my poor and throbbing heart?

3 Hark! I hear my Savior say,
"Come, My child, oh, come this way;
Take My hand and walk with Me
In the path I trod for thee;
Look by faith and see the blood
Sprinkled on the thorny road;
See, My child, each step I trod
Brings thee nearer to thy God."

4 "Give thy heart, thyself, to Me
Give whate’er I ask of thee;
Yield up all without restraint,
Free from murmur or complaint;
Then I’ll take that heart of thine,
And with perfect love divine,
Make it new and pure within,
Spotless from all inbred sin."

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9149

Author: D. T. MacFarlan

McFarlan was Secretary of the New York Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church as of 1862, according to records of the Conference’s 73rd Session. He was still in the Conference as of 1881. The 1891 Methodist Year Book stated he was in Yonkers, New York. His works include: Winnowed Hymns, with Charles McCabe (New York & Chicago: Biglow & Main/Nelson & Phillips, 1873)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Tell me, Jesus, tell me now
Author: D. T. MacFarlan
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #9149
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The Cyber Hymnal #9149

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