O Lord, Who Gave Thy Life for Me

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1. O Lord, who gave Thy life for me,
I come now in humility
And here my sacrifice impart:
A contrite soul, a broken heart.
Oh, may Thy love in mercy shine
And bind my sorr’wing heart to Thine.
2. Upon the altar here I lay
My pride, my hurt, each willful way,
My burden all of sin and care,
And in its place Thy yoke I’ll bear.
Oh, may Thy love my soul refine
And bind my trusting heart to Thine.
3. My heart is full of love for Thee
Because I know Thou first loved me.
Now by that love I’ll seek to live
And freely, like Thyself, forgive.
Oh, may Thy love my life define
And bind my willing heart to Thine.
4. And as I strive to thus endure
With cleaner hands and heart more pure,
In all around I see Thy face
And feel the bounties of Thy grace.
O Savior, may Thy love divine
Now bind my grateful heart to Thine.

© 2002 by Alice W. Johnson. All rights reserved This hymn may be copied for incidental, noncommercial home and church use. This notice must be included on each copy made.

3 Ne. 9:20

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[photo] Christus, by Bertel Thorvaldsen; photo by Welden C. Andersen