It Is for Me

The face of Jesus Christ my Lord

Author: Ada R. Habershon
Tune: [The face of Jesus Christ my Lord]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 The face of Jesus Christ my Lord
Is turned in love on me,
The eye of faith has caught His smile,
And says: “It is for me!”

Refrain:
It is for me, it is for me!
I know by grace it is for me!
It is for me, it is for me
I know by grace it is for me.

2 The hand of Christ is holding forth
A wondrous gift to me,
The hand of faith appropriates,
And says: “It is for me!” [Refrain]

3 The lips of Christ are whisp’ring, come,
He waits to welcome me,
His invitation faith accepts,
And says: “It is for me!” [Refrain]

4 The arms of Christ are open wide,
He beckons now to me,
Faith gladly runs to His embrace,
And says: “It is for me!” [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's Hymns No. 3 #198

Author: Ada R. Habershon

Ada Ruth Habershon (1861-1918) was a Christian hymnist, probably best known for her 1907 hymn "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?" Ada R. Habershon was born in Marylebone, England on Jan­u­a­ry 8, 1861. Her father, Dr. Samuel Osborne Ha­ber­shon, was a noted physician; her mother was Grace Habershon. She was raised in Chelsea, London, in a Christian home. In her twenties, she was a member of the circle surrounding Charles Spurgeon. She met Dwight L. Moody and Ira D. Sankey in 1884 during their preaching tour of England. At their urging, she visited the United States, delivering a series of lectures on the Old Testament that were later published. Habershon's first foray into hymn writing came in 1899, when she wrote several hymns in the… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The face of Jesus Christ my Lord
Title: It Is for Me
Author: Ada R. Habershon
Refrain First Line: It is for me, it is for me
Publication Date: 1915
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.



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