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Child, Give Me Thine Heart

Child of mine, give me thine heart

Author: John R. Clements
Tune: [Child of Mine, give Me thine heart]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Child of Mine, give Me thine heart,
Say not “When I’m older grown”;
Others then may claim a part,
I would have it all my own.

2 Child of Mine, give Me thine heart,
Youthful days for me employ,
Make My Book thy rule and chart,
To obey thy chiefest joy.

3 Child of Mine, give Me thine heart,
Then the world can hold no charm,
No remorse with bitter smart,
Nor can Satan’s arrows harm.

4 Child of Mine, give Me thine heart,
I have paid the price for thee;
Pierc’d was I by thy sin’s dart,
Won’t you give Mine own to Me?

Source: Crowning Day No. 4 #225

Author: John R. Clements

John R. Clements was born in County Armagh, Ireland 28 November 1868 and was brought to the United States at the age of two years. He worked at the age of thirteen as a retail grocery clerk and had a successful wholesale grocery business. He began writing poetry when he was young. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Child of mine, give me thine heart
Title: Child, Give Me Thine Heart
Author: John R. Clements
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Child, give me thine heart
Copyright: Public Domain



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Crowning Day No. 4 #225

Songs of Redemption and Praise #d12

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