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How can I serve thee best

Where shall I go, Lord, where shall I go

Author: Flora Kirkland
Tune: [Where shall I go, Lord, where shall I go]
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Where shall I go, Lord, where shall I go?
Wisdom to guide me Thou wilt bestow;
Help me to go, Lord, where Thou dost lead,
Trusting Thy promise, "Grace for all need."

What shall it be, Lord, what shall it be?
How can I serve Thee, serve Thee best?
Speak unto me, Lord, speak unto me,
Help me to shrink from no test.

2 What shall I say, Lord, what shall I say?
Thou art my teacher, teach me today.
Only and ever help me to be
Speaking for Thee, Lord, speaking for Thee. [Refrain]

3 What shall I read, Lord, what shall I read?
Here Thy protection ever I need;
Led by Thy Spirit, sent from above,
E’en thro’ temptation safely I’ll move. [Refrain]

4 Purchased by Thee, Lord, now I am Thine,
Time, thought and effort nevermore mine;
Thou hast redeemed me, help me to be
Shining for Thee, Lord, only for Thee. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11715

Author: Flora Kirkland

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Text Information

First Line: Where shall I go, Lord, where shall I go
Title: How can I serve thee best
Author: Flora Kirkland
Refrain First Line: What shall it be, Lord, what shall it be



The Cyber Hymnal #11715
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


Instances (1 - 3 of 3)
Page Scan

Christian Hymns No. 1 #139

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Redemption Songs #818


The Cyber Hymnal #11715

Exclude 2 pre-1979 instances
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