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#323: More Love to Thee

(Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith)

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More love to Thee, O Christ, More love to Thee!
Hear Thou the prayer I make On Bended knee;
This is my earnest plea: More love, O Christ, to Thee,
More love to Thee, More love to Thee.
2
Once earthly joy I craved, Sought peace and rest;
Now Thee alone I seek -- Give what is best;
This all my prayer shall be: More love O Christ to Thee,
More love to Thee, More love to Thee.
3
Let sorrow do its work, Send grief and pain;
Sweet are Thy messengers, Sweet their refrain,
When they can sing with me, More love O Christ, to Thee,
More love to Thee, More love to Thee.
4
Then shall my latest breath Whisper Thy praise;
This be the parting cry My heart shall raise;
This still its prayer shall be: More love, O Christ to Thee,
More love to Thee, More love to Thee.

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#322: Near to Thy Heart

(Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith)

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Near to Thy heart, O Christ divine,
Leaning like John on Thy breast --
Till with Thy glory I will shine,
Near to Thy heart I'd rest.
2
Near to Thy heart O may I be,
Hearing Thy sweet words of love,
Learning Thy precious will for me,
Seeking those things above.
3
Near to Thy heart where all is peace,
Lost in the light of Thy face,
There will my faith and trust increase,
There will I grow in grace.

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#321: Nothing Between

(Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith)

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Nothing between my  soul and the Savior,
Naught of this world's delusive dream:
I have renounced all sinful pleasure --
Jesus is mine! There's nothing between.
CHORUS
Nothing between my soul and the Savior,
So that His blessed face may be seen;
Nothing preventing the least of His favor:
Keep the way clear! Let nothing between.


2
Nothing between, like worldly pleasure:
Habits of life, tho harmless they seem,
Must not my hearth from Him ever sever --
He is my all! There's nothing between.
CHORUS
3
Nothing between, like pride or station:
Self or friends shall not intervene;
Tho it may cost me much tribulation,
I am resolved! There's nothing between.
CHORUS
4
Nothing between, e'en many hard trials,
Tho the whole world against me convene;
Watching with prayer and much self denial --
Triumph at last, with nothing between!
CHORUS
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#320: OI Want to Be Like Jesus

(Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith)

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O I want to be like Jesus As I walk along this pilgrim way;

O I want to live like Jesus, Showing forth His beauty ev’ry day.

This my prayer and deepest longing — To be pure without, within;

O I want to be like Jesus, Cleansed from dross and free from self and sin.

2

O, I want to talk like Jesus, — Gracious are the words from Him we hear:

Words of life and hope for sinners, Tender, healing words of love and cheer.

O the power and the value Of a fitly spoken word!

O I want to talk like Jesus Any time or place my voice is heard.

3

O I want to serve lie Jesus — Willingly He came from heav’n above;

On the earth He lived for others, Spent His life in kindly deeds of love.

I would follow where He leads me And His bidding always do;

O I want to serve like Jesus Till my trav’ling days on earth are through.

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#319: I Would Be True

(Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith)

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I would be true, for there are those who trust me;

I would be pure, for there are those who care;

I would be strong, for there is much to suffer,

I would be brave, for there is much to dare —

I would be brave, for there is much to dare.

2

I would be friend, ,of all — the foe, the friendless;

I would be giving, and forget the gift.

I would be humble, for I know my weakness;

I would look up, and laugh, and love, and lift —

I would look up, and laugh and love, and lift.

3

I would be prayerful thru each busy moment;

I would be be constantly in touch with God.

I would be tuned to hear His slightest whisper;

I would have faith to keep the path Christ trod —

I would have faith to keep the path Christ trod.

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#318: I Need Thee Every Hour

(Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith)

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I need Thee ev’ry hour, Most Gracious Lord;

No tender voice like Thine Can peace afford.

CHORUS

I need Thee, O I need Thee,

Ev’ry hour I need Thee!

O bless me now, my Savior —

I come to Thee!

2

I need Thee ev’ry hour, Stay Thou near by;

Temptations lose their pow’r When Thou art nigh.

CHORUS

3

I need Thee ev’ry hour, In joy or pain;

Come quickly and abide, Or life is vain.

CHORUS

4

I need Thee ev’ry hour, Most Holy One:

O Make me Thine indeed, Thou blessed Son!

CHORUS

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#317: A Charge to Keep I Have

(Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith)

1

A charge to keep I have —

A God to glorify,

Who have His Son my soul to save

And fit it for the sky.

2

To serve the present age,

My calling to fulfill —

O may it all my pow’rs engage

To do my Master’s will!

3

Arm me with jealous care,

As in Thy sight to live;

And O Thy servant, Lord, prepare

A strict account to give!

4

Help me to watch and pray,

And on Thyself rely;

And let me ne’er my trust betray,

But press to realms on high.