My life work

What wilt thou have me to do, dear Lord

Author: Philip P. Bliss
Published in 11 hymnals

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Representative Text

1. What wilt Thou have me to do, O Lord,
What wilt Thou have me to do?
Thou hast redeemed me, Thy right I own,
Thine are my pow’rs, my Savior, alone;
Thou hast for me such great things done.

Refrain
What wilt Thou have me to do?
What is the labor appointed me?
Where shall I labor for Thee?

2. What wilt Thou have me to do, O Lord,
What wilt Thou have me to do?
Is it to labor? I’ll gladly go;
Is it to wait? then let it be so;
Only Thy will I ask to know; [Refrain]

3. What wilt Thou have me to do, O Lord,
What wilt Thou have me to do?
Sing of Thy mercy who died for me?
Tell the good news, salvation is free?
Say, shall I work or sing for Thee? [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7301

Author: Philip P. Bliss

Philip P. Bliss (b. Clearfield County, PA, 1838; d. Ashtabula, OH, 1876) left home as a young boy to make a living by working on farms and in lumber camps, all while trying to continue his schooling. He was converted at a revival meeting at age twelve. Bliss became an itinerant music teacher, making house calls on horseback during the winter, and during the summer attending the Normal Academy of Music in Genesco, New York. His first song was published in 1864, and in 1868 Dwight L. Moody advised him to become a singing evangelist. For the last two years of his life Bliss traveled with Major D. W. Whittle and led the music at revival meetings in the Midwest and Southern United States. Bliss and Ira D. Sankey published a popular series of hym… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: What wilt thou have me to do, dear Lord
Title: My life work
Author: Philip P. Bliss
Refrain First Line: The work thou wouldst have me do

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