Consecration and Dedication

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1 What shall I render to the LORD,
what shall my offering be,
for all the gracious benefits
He has bestowed on me?

2 Salvation's cup my soul will take
while to the LORD I pray,
and with His people I will meet,
my thankful vows to pay.

3 Not lightly does the LORD permit
His chosen saints to die;
from death Thou hast delivered me,
Thy servant, LORD, am I.

4 The sacrifice of praise I bring
while to the LORD I pray,
and with His people I will meet,
my thankful vows to pay.

5 Within His house, the house of pray'r,
my soul shall bless the LORD,
and praises to His holy Name
let all His saints accord.

Source: Hymns to the Living God #258

Text Information

First Line: What shall I render to the Lord, What shall my offering be?
Title: Consecration and Dedication
Source: The New Metrical Version of the Psalms, 1909, alt.
Language: English


LAMBETH (Schulthes)

This tune has been mis-attributed to various other composers, but is clearly the work of the above-named composer.

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MARTYRDOM was originally an eighteenth-century Scottish folk melody used for the ballad "Helen of Kirkconnel." Hugh Wilson (b. Fenwick, Ayrshire, Scotland, c. 1766; d. Duntocher, Scotland, 1824) adapted MARTYRDOM into a hymn tune in duple meter around 1800. A triple-meter version of the tune was fir…

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