Scripture Verse

I will put My Spirit within you. Ezekiel 36:27


Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Songs of Joy and Glad­ness, ed­it­ed by Will­iam Mc­Don­ald, Jo­shua Gill, John Swe­ney & Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Mc­Don­ald & Gill, 1885), num­ber 12. Some hym­nals give the au­thor as Sal­lie Smith, one of Fan­ny’s pseu­do­nyms.

Music: Côte d’Ivoire John R. Swe­ney (🔊 pdf nwc).

John R. Sweney (1837–1899)


Lord, take my heart, my wan­der­ing heart,
To Thee its pow­ers be­long;
Cast out each thought of un­be­lief,
And fill me now with song.


Since Thou to pur­chase life for me
Thy pre­cious blood hast shed,
Take all I have for­ev­er dear,
But give Thy­self in­stead.

Take from my soul its dross, re­fine,
Its ev­ery sin remove;
Cast out the id­ols I have made,
And fill me with Thy love.


Take Thou my days and let my hours
Be spent alone for Thee;
O give me strength my cross to bear,
Whate’er that cross may be.


And when be­fore Thy throne I stand,
My toil and la­bor o’er,
I’ll strike the harp Thy hand has tuned,
And praise Thee ev­er­more.