Give me, O Lord, a heart of grace

Give me, O Lord, a heart of grace

Author: Rosa Mulholland
Tune: BROOKFIELD (Southgate)
Published in 11 hymnals

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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 >

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First Line: Give me, O Lord, a heart of grace
Author: Rosa Mulholland



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Instances (1 - 11 of 11)

A. M. E. C. Hymnal #480

American Student Hymnal #d83

Hymns of the Christian Life #d107

Hymns of the Christian Life #d106


The Cyber Hymnal #1803

The New Hymnal of Praise #d96

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The Pilgrim Hymnal #270

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The Pilgrim Hymnal: with responsive readings and other aids to worship #351

The Richard Allen A.M.E. Hymnal, with Responsive Scripture Readings. Rev. #d103

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The Sanctuary Hymnal, published by Order of the General Conference of the United Brethren in Christ #376

The Student Hymnary #d96

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