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Thyself Instead

Lord, take my heart, my wandering heart

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: [Lord, take my heart, my wandering heart]
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Lord, take my heart, my wandering heart,
To Thee its powers belong;
Cast out each thought of unbelief,
And fill me now with song.

Since Thou to purchase life for me
Thy precious blood hast shed,
Take all I have forever dear,
But give Thyself instead.

2 Take from my soul its dross, refine,
Its every sin remove;
Cast out the idols I have made,
And fill me with Thy love. [Refrain]

3 Take Thou my days and let my hours
Be spent alone for Thee;
O give me strength my cross to bear,
Whate’er that cross may be. [Refrain]

4 And when before Thy throne I stand,
My toil and labor o’er,
I’ll strike the harp Thy hand has tuned,
And praise Thee evermore. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9935

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

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Text Information

First Line: Lord, take my heart, my wandering heart
Title: Thyself Instead
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Since thou to purchase life for me
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #9935
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)


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The Cyber Hymnal #9935

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