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Give Me Thy Heart

Give me thy heart, O wayward child

Author: T. Martin Towne
Tune: [Give me thy heart, O wayward child]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Give me thy heart, O wayward child,
Cease from thy wand’rings, lone and wild,
Long hast thou lived in sin and strife,
“Come unto me” for love and life.

Give me thy heart, give me thy heart,
Dally no longer with sin;
Start from the kingdom of pardon and love,
Haste the new life to begin.

2 Give me thy heart, O sinful one,
Doubt not the truth of God’s own Son,
Never will he a soul deceive,
Trust in him now, believe, believe. [Refrain]

3 Give me thy heart, back-slidden soul,
Under Christ’s flag again enroll,
Penitent hearts he’ll free from stain,
Angels will welcome them again. [Refrain]

Source: Pearls of Praise #121

Author: T. Martin Towne

Towne, T. Martin. (Coleraine, Franklin County, Massachusetts, May 31 [sic], 1835-- ). Methodist. Attended Williston's Seminary, East Hampton, Mass. 1855 to Hudson, New York, then Albany. Taught in Ypsilanti, Michigan, then Detroit. Settled in Janesville, Wisconsin. Served in the Civil War. Settled in Chicago; married Belle Kellogg. Keith C. Clark, DNAH Archives  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Give me thy heart, O wayward child
Title: Give Me Thy Heart
Author: T. Martin Towne
Refrain First Line: Give me thy heart, give me thy heart
Publication Date: 1893
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.