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Go up, go up, my heart

Go up, go up, my heart

Author: Horatius Bonar
Published in 21 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Go up, go up, my heart,
Dwell with thy God above;
For here thou canst not rest,
Nor here give out thy love.

2 Go up, go up, my heart!
Be not a trifler here;
Ascend above these clouds,
Dwell in a higher sphere.

3 Let not thy love flow out
To things so soiled and dim;
Go up to Heav’n and God;
Take up thy love to Him.

4 Waste not thy precious stores
On pleasure here below:
To God that wealth belongs;
On Him that wealth bestow.

5 Go up, reluctant heart!
Take up thy rest above;
Arise, earth-clinging thoughts;
Ascend, my lingering love!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11883

Author: Horatius Bonar

Horatius Bonar was born at Edinburgh, in 1808. His education was obtained at the High School, and the University of his native city. He was ordained to the ministry, in 1837, and since then has been pastor at Kelso. In 1843, he joined the Free Church of Scotland. His reputation as a religious writer was first gained on the publication of the "Kelso Tracts," of which he was the author. He has also written many other prose works, some of which have had a very large circulation. Nor is he less favorably known as a religious poet and hymn-writer. The three series of "Hymns of Faith and Hope," have passed through several editions. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Go up, go up, my heart
Author: Horatius Bonar
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #11883
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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The Cyber Hymnal #11883

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