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To the Master

By: Ardis E. Parshall - July 12, 2012

To the Master

By Orson F. Whitney

Saviour, Redeemer of my soul,
Whose mighty hand hath made me whole,
Whose wondrous power hath raised me up,
And filled with sweet my bitter cup!
What tongue my gratitude can tell,
O gracious God of Israel!

Never can I repay thee, Lord,
But I can love thee. Thy pure word,
Hath it not been my one delight,
My joy by day, my dream by night?
Then let my lips proclaim it still,
And all my life reflect thy will.

O’errule mine acts to serve thine ends;
Change frowning foes to smiling friends;
Chasten my soul till I shall be
In perfect harmony with thee.
Make me more worthy of thy love,
And fit me for the Life Above.




  1. Thanks, Ardis, for posting – this is one of my favourite Latter-day Saint hymns.

    Comment by Alison — July 12, 2012 @ 12:59 pm

  2. I’m singing this hymn on Sunday in Sacrament Meeting! The music is by Dan Carter.

    Comment by mahana — July 12, 2012 @ 1:27 pm

  3. So much of the poetry posted has been, um, “folk art” at best, that I thought it was time to remember that some Mormon poetry has real artistic merit. Thanks, Alison, and success to you, mahana!

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — July 12, 2012 @ 1:49 pm

  4. One of my favorite hymns as well. Thanks for posting it, Ardis!

    Comment by EmiG — July 12, 2012 @ 5:03 pm

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