What Shall I Do with the Lessons Learned?

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1 What shall I do with the Lord's commands?
What shall I do with each precious word?
How shall I keep them all safe within,
Wonderful things which my ears have heard?

Write them upon the heart,
Let them be written in fadeless lines;
Treasure them deep in the inward part,
There where the lamp of mem'ry shines.

2 How shall I show to the world around
That I remember and understand
All that the Master has given me,
Precept and promise, and each command? [Chorus]

3 When I remember the royal words,
Lessons and promises, sweet and dear,
Let me be ready, with willing hands,
Daily to serve him with holy fear. [Chorus]

Source: Bible Study Songs: for junior societies, junior and primary Sunday schools #38

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: What shall I do with the Lord's commands?
Title: What Shall I Do with the Lessons Learned?
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Write them upon the heart
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