Make me a blessing

Thou hast summoned me into the vineyard, dear Lord

Author: E. A. Hoffman
Tune: [Thou hast summoned me into the vineyard, dear Lord]
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Thou hast summoned me into the vineyard, dear Lord,
Some good service to render each day;
I obey Thee, and haste to respond to Thy word;
Only make me a blessing, I pray.

Refrain:
I will go where Thou shalt call me to go;
I will stay where Thou biddest me stay.
I will seek, my dear Master, to do Thy sweet will;
Therefore make me a blessing, I pray.

2 Hands and heart are now ready to toil for Thee, Lord,
Speak to me, I will gladly obey;
I will cheerfully serve anywhere at Thy word;
Only make me a blessing, I pray. [Refrain]

3 So in body and spirit, dear Lord, I am Thine,
There to serve Thee, to go or to stay;
But where'er I am stationed this prayer is still mine,
Only make me a blessing, I pray. [Refrain]

4 Walk beside me to comfort and strengthen me, Lord,
And be near me to guide me alway;
I am ready to follow and serve at Thy word;
Only make me a blessing, I pray. [Refrain]

Source: His Fullness Songs #439

Author: E. A. Hoffman

Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873. Mary Louise VanDyke… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Thou hast summoned me into the vineyard, dear Lord
Title: Make me a blessing
Author: E. A. Hoffman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I will go where Thou shall call me to go
Copyright: Public Domain

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