Jesus, my Lord, to Thee I cry (‘O take me as I am’)

Jesus, my Lord, to Thee I cry (‘O take me as I am’). Eliza H. Hamilton*, dates unknown.  This hymn was found in the Sixth Edition of Hamilton’s Hymns for the Weary. This was published in 1878 in Edinburgh (J. Taylor, 31 Castle St) and in London (S.W. Partridge & Co.). The only copy that appears to be extant of Hymns for the Weary is this Sixth Edition, held in the British Library in London, which raises the question – what happened to the first five editions? If the book was so popular that it was issued in six editions, one would expect at least some copies to have survived.  This hymn seems to have originated in a situation described by Ira D. Sankey* about a poor Scottish girl who...

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