Author: Unknown Composer: Christian Gregor, 1784 (1723-1801)
1. Oh, my God, my heart desireth greatly To inherit Thy sweet rest. In Thy covenant wilt Thou receive me, Number me among the blest. As Thy twelve disciples in their trial, So I pledge myself in self denial To endure reproach, dismay, And Thy good Word to obey.
2. My desire is to proclaim Thy gospel. To all fellow creatures here And admonish unrepentant sinners To love God with rev’rent fear. Being dead to sin through my conversion And in undergoing this immersion, I enjoy the Saviour’s grace, And toward heaven direct my face.
3. A new being by regeneration, I do pledge myself to bear With my Master cross and tribulation, Likewise, with His body share. But, my Lord, to suffer and to labor Give me strength, and grace, and godly favor That I follow Thee alone, Till I stand before Thy throne.
Special thanks to the Apostolic Christians who diligently labored to keep their rich musical heritage alive when most other denominations forsook it in the challenging battle of changing cultures. Thanks be to those souls who labored to write and compose this treasure of praise, many now only known to GOD!