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I lift my heart to Thee

I lift my heart to Thee, And with my heart, my love

Translator: John Brownlie
Tune: SURSUM CORDA (Lomas)
Published in 2 hymnals

Full Text

I lift my heart to Thee,
And with my heart, my love;
O Christ, remember me,
In Thy fair home above;
And take the gift my offering gives,
A heart that loves Thee while it lives.

I lift my heart to Thee,
No meaner gift be mine,
For Thou didst give to rne
That loving heart of Thine
Yea, love to love responsive glows,
The gift I give Thy love bestows.

I lift my heart to Thee,--
Then I am all Thine own,
To give Thee service free,
And live for Thee alone,-
My will to bend to Thine alway,
My life to serve Thee every day.

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I lift my heart to Thee, And with my heart, my love
Title: I lift my heart to Thee
Translator: John Brownlie
Language: English


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