A Heart Like Thine

Representative Text

I WANT, dear Lord, a heart that’s true and clean,
A sunlit heart, with not a cloud between;
A heart like thine, a heart divine,
A heart as white as snow;
On me, dear Lord, a heart like this bestow.

2 I want, dear Lord, a love that cares for all,
A deep, strong love that answers every call;
A love like thine, a love divine,
A love to come or go;
On me, dear Lord, a love like this bestow.

3 I want, dear Lord, a soul on fire for thee,
A soul baptised with heavenly energy;
A willing mind, a ready hand
To do whate’er I know,
To spread thy light wherever I may go.

Source: The Song Book of the Salvation Army #426

Author (st. 1-3): Anonymous

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Author (st. 4-5): Gordon Wishart

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Text Information

First Line: I want, dear Lord, a heart that's true and clean
Title: A Heart Like Thine
Author (st. 1-3): Anonymous
Author (st. 4-5): Gordon Wishart
Language: English



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The Song Book of the Salvation Army #426

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