Scripture Verse

Give me your heart, and let your eyes keep to my ways. Proverbs 23:26

Introduction

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Eliza E. Hewitt
1851–1920

Words: Eli­za E. Hew­itt, 1898. Pub­lished in Pen­te­cos­tal Prais­es (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Hall-Mack, 1900).

Music: Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (🔊 pdf nwc). Some hym­nals show the com­pos­er as An­nie F. Bourne, Kirk­pat­rick’s pseu­do­nym.

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William J. Kirkpatrick
1838–1921

Lyrics

Give Me thy heart, says the Fa­ther above—
No gift so precious to Him as our love;
Softly He whispers wherever thou art,
Gratefully trust Me and give Me thy heart.

Refrain

Give Me thy heart, give Me thy heart
Hear the soft whisper, wherever thou art;
From this dark world He would draw thee apart,
Speaking so tenderly, Give Me thy heart.

Give Me thy heart, says the Sav­ior of men,
Calling in mercy again and again;
Trust in Me only, I’ll ne­ver depart—
Have I not died for thee? Give Me thy heart.

Refrain

Give Me thy heart, says the Spi­rit divine;
All that thou hast to My keeping resign;
Grace more abounding is Mine to impart—
Make full surrender and give Me thy heart.

Refrain