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Give me, O Lord, a heart of grace

Give me, O Lord, a heart of grace

Author: Rosa Mulholland (1886)
Tune: BROOKFIELD (Southgate)
Published in 12 hymnals

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Representative Text

1. Give me, O Lord, a heart of grace,
A voice of joy, a shining face,
That I may show, where’er I turn,
Thy love within my soul doth burn.

2. Though life be sweet and joy be dear,
Be in my mind a quiet fear,
A patient strength in pain and care,
An enmity to dark despair.

3. A tenderness for all that stray,
With strength to help them on the way,
A cheerfulness, a heav’nly mirth
Brightening my steps along the earth.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1803

Author: Rosa Mulholland

Gilbert, Rosa, née Mulholland, daughter of J. S. Mulholland, M.D., of Belfast, and wife of Sir John T. Gilbert, is the author of Vagrant Verses, 1886, and many novels, &c. Her hymn, "Give me, O Lord, a heart of Grace" (Resignation), is in Horder's Worship Song, 1905, and others. It is from her Vagrant Verses, p. 154, where it is given as "A Prayer." [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Give me, O Lord, a heart of grace
Author: Rosa Mulholland (1886)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #1803
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