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Give Me Thy Heart

Give me thy heart, says the Father above

Author: E. E. Hewitt
Tune: ["Give me thy heart" says the Father above]
Published in 90 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 “Give Me thy heart,” says the Father above,
No gift so precious to Him as our love;
Softly He whispers, wherever thou art,
“Gratefully trust Me, and give Me thy heart.”

Refrain:
“Give Me thy heart, give Me thy heart,”
Hear the soft whisper, wherever thou art:
From this dark world He would draw thee apart;
Speaking so tenderly, “Give Me thy heart.”

2 “Give Me thy heart,” says the Savior of men,
Calling in mercy again and again;
“Turn now from sin, and from evil depart,
Have I not died for thee? Give Me thy heart.” (Refrain)

3 “Give Me thy heart,” says the Spirit divine,
“All that thou hast, to My keeping resign;
Grace more abounding is Mine to impart,
Make full surrender and give Me thy heart.” (Refrain)

Source: Worship and Service Hymnal: For Church, School, and Home #214

Author: E. E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

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The Cyber Hymnal #1805
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Instances

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Ambassador Hymnal #440

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Hymns of Faith #376

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Sacred Selections for the Church #579

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Small Church Music #2730

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Soul-stirring Songs and Hymns (Rev. ed.) #318

The Christian Life Hymnal #489

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The Cyber Hymnal #1805

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Worship and Service Hymnal #214

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