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Touch Me, Lord Jesus

Touch me, Lord Jesus, With Thy hand of mercy

Author: Lucie Eddie Campbell
Tune: [Touch me, Lord Jesus] (Campbell)
Published in 6 hymnals

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1 Touch, touch me, Lord Jesus,
With Thy hand of mercy,
Make each throbbing heartbeat
Feel Thy pow'r divine.
O take my will forever,
I will doubt Thee never,
O Lord, please cleanse me, my dear Savior,
Make me wholly Thine.

2 Mold, mold me, dear Savior;
As I bow before Thee,
Prostrate, prostrate and helpless,
Make my heart Thy throne.
O purge my dross with hyssop;
Burn me with Thy fire;
O Lord, please make, make me and use me;
Ever all Thine own.

3 Feed, feed me, dear Jesus,
From Thy holy table,
Rain, rain bread from heaven,
Let my cup o'erflow.
O naked, sick and hungry;
Poor and weak and lonely,
O Lord, please feed, feed me, Lord Jesus,
Till I want no more.

4 Guide, guide me, Jehovah,
Through this vale of sorrow,
I am safe forever,
Trusting in Thy love.
O bear me through the current;
O'er the chilly Jordan,
O Lord, please lead me, my dear Savior,
To my home above.

Source: One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism: an African American ecumenical hymnal #380

Author: Lucie Eddie Campbell

Lucie Eddie Campbell, April 30, 1885–January 3, 1963, one of nine children born to parents who were slaves in Mississippi. She moved to Memphis with her mother after her father died when she was two years old. Became first Music Director of newly formed Education arm for the new National Baptist Convention formed in 1916 in Memphis. In 1919 at a NBC convention in Atlantic City, Campbell introduced a young, blind singer, Connie Rosemond, who electrified the delegates with his rendition of Campbell’s first gospel hymn, “Something Within.” Campbell met Rosemond on the famous Beale St in Memphis. She heard a man betting $10 that he could make the blind youngster “get down in the alley” an expression for singing the blues. Th… Go to person page >

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African American Heritage Hymnal #274

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African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #334

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One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism #380

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The New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition) #201

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Total Praise #266

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