By: Donna Butler Douglas
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Based on a text by Fanny Crosby, this work is ideal for youth choirs, small adult choirs – or any choir. The gentle rhythm of the verses wander into surprising harmonic elements at the end of the chorus. Dedicated to the composer's family, this piece is heartwarming and sincere in nature.
Recording by Second Baptist Church, Liberty, Missouri.
Master You call and I gladly obey;
Only direct me and I'll find Your way.
Teach me the mission appointed for me;
What is my labor, and where shall it be?
Purer in heart, O God, help me to be.
May I devote my life wholly to Thee.
Be Thou my friend and guide, let me with Thee abide,
O, purer in heart, help me to be.
Willing, my Savior, to take up the cross.
Willing to suffer reproaches and loss.
Willing to follow if, Lord, You will lead.
Only support me with grace in my need.