Scripture Verse

My son, give Me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe My ways. Proverbs 23:26


Words: Ed­en R. Lat­ta, in Gos­pel Hymns No. 5, ed­it­ed by Ira D. San­key, James Mc­Gra­na­han & George C. Steb­bins (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio; New York & Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: John Church and Big­low & Main, 1887), num­ber 19.

Music: Alon­zo J. Ab­bey (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Eden R. Latta


Wherever we may go, by night or day,
A loving voice within doth gently say:
My son, from every way of sin depart;
Be Satan’s slave no more, give Me thy heart!


Give Me thy heart, give me thy heart;
O weary, wandering child, give Me thy heart.

Slight not that voice so kind, but gladly hear,
And choose the Lord today, while He is near;
He will His pardoning love to thee impart,
Oh, hear Him calling still, Give Me thy heart!


We may have chosen long from Him to roam,
Yet He will welcome us, if we but come;
Oh, may we not delay, but quickly start—
While Jesus sayeth still, Give Me thy heart!