Consecrated Service

What have I, dear Lord, to bring Thee

Author: Ida L. Reed
Tune: [What have I, dear Lord, to bring Thee]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 What have I, dear Lord, to bring Thee?
Neither wealth nor talent’s great,
Just a willing heart to give Thee,
That doth Thy commands await.

Refrain:
What have I, dear Lord, to bring Thee,
All I have thine own shall be;
Worldly wealth I cannot offer,
Only willing service free.

2 What have I, dear Lord, to bring Thee?
Only this—an earnest soul
To Thy service consecrated,
While life’s years onward roll. [Refrain]

3 All I have, O Lord, I give Thee,
Work of brain and hands I bring;
All that heart and soul can offer,
This, my gift to Thee, my King. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Sovereign Grace #101

Author: Ida L. Reed

Ida Lilliard Reed, 1865-1951 Born: November 30, 1865, near Ar­den, Bar­bour Coun­ty, West Vir­gin­ia. Died: Ju­ly 8, 1951, Ar­den, West Vir­gin­ia. Buried: Eb­e­nez­er Meth­odi­st Church, Ar­den, West Vir­gin­ia. Reed is said to have writ­ten 2,000 hymns in her life­time. In 1939, the Amer­i­can So­ci­e­ty of Com­pos­ers, Au­thors and Pub­lish­ers re­cog­nized her "sub­stan­tial con­tri­bu­tion to Amer­i­can mu­sic" by award­ing her a small "week­ly bo­nus." Lyrics-- After the Storm Is Over All in Thy Hands I Leave, Dear Lord All in thy Hands I Leave, Dear Lord All the Pen­nies Ga­thered Are Thy Days Full Oft­en Drear Are You Cling­ing Close to Je­sus… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: What have I, dear Lord, to bring Thee
Title: Consecrated Service
Author: Ida L. Reed
Refrain First Line: What have I, dear Lord, to bring Thee
Publication Date: 1897
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.
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