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God's word in the heart

Hide God's word in your heart

Author: Robert Harkness
Tune: [Hide God's Word in your heart]
Published in 9 hymnals

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Representative Text

1. Hide God’s Word in your heart,
Its precious truth believe;
At His command take from His hand,
The Bread of Life receive.

Hide God’s Word in your heart,
Hide God’s Word in your heart—
His Word of love sent from above,
Hide God’s Word in your heart.

2. Hide God’s Word in your heart,
If you would grow in grace,
And like Him be until you see
Your Master face to face. [Refrain]

3. Hide God’s Word in your heart,
And seek the Spirit’s pow’r
To understand each blest command
He gives from hour to hour. [Refrain]

4. Hide God’s Word in your heart,
And, having hidden well,
Seek out the lost, the tempest tossed,
Go forth His love to tell. [Refrain]

5. Hide God’s Word in your heart,
Each day a verse repeat;
Tho’ sin allure success is sure,
You cannot have defeat. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #2382

Author: Robert Harkness

After attending a revival meeting by Reuben Torrey and Charles M. Alexander, Harkness became Alexander’s pianist. He came to Christ shortly thereafter (on a bicycle, he said), and made several round the world tours with Torrey and Alexander. Harkness was especially well known for his program The Music of the Cross, and as the author of correspondence courses in hymn playing. He wrote over 2,000 hymns and Gospel songs in his lifetime. (hymntime.com/tch) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hide God's word in your heart
Title: God's word in the heart
Author: Robert Harkness
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #2382
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Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

Small Church Music #638


The Cyber Hymnal #2382

Include 7 pre-1979 instances
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