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Search me, O God,

And know my heart today;
Try me, O Savior,
Know my thoughts, I pray.
See if there be
Some wicked way in me;
Cleanse me from every sin
And set me free.

 

I praise Thee, Lord,
For cleansing me from sin;
Fulfill Thy Word,
And make me pure within.
Fill me with fire
Where once I burned with shame;
Grant my desire
To magnify Thy Name.

 

Lord, take my life,
And make it wholly Thine;
Fill my poor heart
With Thy great love divine.
Take all my will,
My passion, self and pride;
I now surrender, Lord
In me abide.

 

O Holy Ghost,
Revival comes from Thee;
Send a revival,
Start the work in me.
Thy Word declares
Thou wilt supply our need;
For blessings now,
O Lord, I humbly plead.

 

James Edwin Orr died this date 4/22/1987.  He was born 1/12/1912 at Belfast, Ireland. Orr was an or­dained Amer­i­can Bap­tist min­is­ter by 1940.  Though Orr accumulated an M.A., a Th. D., a Ph.D. and an Ed.D. he will probably be more remembered for one or more of the six hymns he penned, one of which is above.  Never heard him but a dear older friend, Paul W. Finch, years ago preached to an audience in which Orr was seated.

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“How Great Thou Art”

 

O Lord my God, When I in awesome wonder,
Consider all the worlds Thy Hands have made;
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,
Thy power throughout the universe displayed.

 

Then sings my soul, My Savior God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art.
Then sings my soul, My Savior God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art!

 

When through the woods, and forest glades I wander,
And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees.
When I look down, from lofty mountain grandeur
And see the brook, and feel the gentle breeze.

 

And when I think, that God, His Son not sparing;
Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in;
That on the Cross, my burden gladly bearing,
He bled and died to take away my sin.

 

When Christ shall come, with shout of acclamation,
And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart.
Then I shall bow, in humble adoration,
And then proclaim: “My God, how great Thou art!”

 

Carl Boberg died this date (1/7/1940) in his native Sweden. After being a sailor he attended Bible School and became a minister.  He also edited a paper and served in the Swedish Parliament (1912-31).  Boberg was born 8/16/1859.

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