My spirit, soul, and body

My spirit, soul, and body,
Dear Lord, I give to Thee,
A consecrated offering,
Thine evermore to be.
  My all is on the altar;
Lord, I am all Thine own;
Oh, may my faith ne’er falter!
  Lord, keep me Thine alone.
Lord Jesus, mighty Savior,
I trust in Thy great name;
I look for Thy salvation,
Thy promise now I claim.
Now, Lord, I yield my members,
From sin’s dominion free,
For warfare and for triumph,
As weapons unto Thee.
Oh, blissful self-surrender,
To live, my Lord, by Thee;
Now, Son of God, my Savior,
Live out Thy life in me.
I’m Thine, O dear Lord Jesus,
Washed in Thy precious blood,
Sealed by Thy Holy Spirit,
A sacrifice to God.
  My all is on the altar;
I’m waiting for the fire;
I’m waiting, waiting, waiting;
  I’m waiting for the fire.
Ifeoma Obiekwe

Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria

My all I lay on the altar as a consecrated offering unto the Lord. Am waiting for the fire to set my soul aflame to burn n shine for His course alone in Jesus name Amen


Binjai, North Sumatera, Indonesia

who can help me to explain me about the story of THE song "My Spirit Soul and Body" by F Knapp ? I want to know about the story this song, couse if I explain about the story, it's very inportant to the new generation, thanks


Saipan, MP, Northern Mariana Islands

Lord Jesus I willingly lay myself on the altar and wait for your burning. Lord, I give myself as a tithe to You!

Faustin Wavedila

Victoria, BC, Canada

Thank you for this wonderful gift in Jesus’ Name.

Mercy Eno

Abuja, Nigeria

I love hymns

Praise the Lord O my soul


Uyo, Akwa Ibon State, Nigeria

I love this song so much. Lord I surrender my all to You, Amen.

Mauva Salmon

Lithonia, Georgia, United States

I'm struggling with chronic pain all over my body and depression. I'm unable to concentrate because of the many medications that I take.

I'm a Christian, but sometimes I feel alone and far from God. This morning I woke up and prayed then turned to my Redemption Hymnal, going thru the pages I came upon this song, googled it and got the tune and just fell in love with it. I will always turn to this song and use it as my prayer when I can't pray.

Thanks for this opportunity I will be always searching for more songs and the tune to them. I feel so much better now. Plz pray for me and my family. God bless you.


Oroquieta, Misamis Occidental, Philippines

My all is on the altar;

Lord, I am all Thine own;

Oh, may my faith ne’er falter!

Lord, keep me Thine alone...


Kent, United Kingdom

My first time of encountering this hymn and it just supplied the words I wished in my heart to address to my Master Jesus. Indeed it is my earnest cry that each day my spirit, my soul and body will be a living sacrifice to Him and Him alone who gave His life for me. I love You Lord Jesus. Thanks for making this hymn available on the web.

Steve Miller

Detroit, MI, United States

The author of this hymn is Mrs. Mary Dagworthy James, who also wrote "All for Jesus, All for Jesus", #444.

She was born in Trenton, NJ and died in New York City.

When she was 13 years old, James began teaching Sunday school in the Methodist Episcopal church. She became a prominent figure in the Wesleyan Holiness movement, assisting Phoebe Palmer, and often leading meetings at Ocean Grove, New Jersey, and elsewhere.

James wrote the words of this song at the National Camp Meeting in Round Lake, New York, and they appeared in "Notes of Joy for the Sabbath School, the Social Meeting and the Hour of Prayer", by Phoebe Knapp.

She wrote about 50 hymns, and articles by her appeared in the Guide to Holiness, the New York Christian Advocate, The Contributor, The Christian Witness, The Christian Woman, The Christian Standard, and the Ocean Grove Record. Her works include: The Soul Winner: A Sketch of Life and Fact and Incidents in the Life and Labors of Edmund J. Yard. - hymnary


The original stanza 1, lines 1-2 say:

1. My body, soul and spirit,

Jesus, I give to Thee,


The original chorus is the final chorus above. The first chorus and stanzas 3 & 4 above are not in the original.


The original stanzas 3 & 4:

3. O let the fire, descending

Just now upon my soul,

Consume my humble offering,

And cleanse and make me whole!


4. I’m Thine, O blessèd Jesus,

Washed by Thy precious blood,

Now seal me by thy Spirit

A sacrifice to God.