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Give Me to Hold Me Firmly to My Trust

Amy Carmichael

My God, who has committed to my careThy ransomed oneLest I be scattered here and thereand she be goneGive me to hold me firmly to my trustLet all that would distract me be as dust.&ls;Thy life for hers'&md;O solemn, urgent word &md;Lest I forget,My sense of values waver, or be blurred,Or oversetBy other things, take me and purge and bendEach power and purpose to one single end.Teach me to do the thing that pleaseth TheeO Lord, my GodGive clearness, lest some by-way tangle me.Where Christ hath trodThere would I tread, nor ever turn aside,Lest she be missing for whom Christ hath died.