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From: Tim Felten
WORDS: Avis Marguerite Burgeson Christiansen(1895-1985)
MUSIC: Merrill Dunlop(1905-2002)


D                G6 Gm6
Only one life to of-fer-
D         D7       G6    Gm6
Jesus, my Lord and King;
D                  Bm     Dm6
Only one tongue to praise Thee
A           E7      A
And for Thy mercies sing (forever);
D                   G6 Gm6
Only one heart's de-vo-tion-
D         D7     G
Savior, O may it be
       D        B/D#        Em        Gm6
Consen-crated a-lone to Thy matchless glory,
D       Em7   A7 D
Yielded fully to Thee.

Only this hour is mine, Lord-
May it be used for Thee;
May ev'ry passing moment
Count for eternity (my Savior);
Souls all about are dying,
Dying in sin and shame;
Help me bring them the message
Of Calv'ry's redemption
In Thy glorious name.

Only one life to offer-
Take it, dear Lord, I pray;
Nothing from Thee withholding,
Thy will I now obey (my Jesus);
Thou who hast freely given
Thine all in all for me,
Claim this life for Thine own, to be used,
My Savior, ev'ry moment for Thee.

 1937. Renewed 1964 Merrill Dunlop. Assigned To Singspiration Music.
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