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My God, accept my heart this day

Representative Text

1 My God, accept my heart this day,
and make it always thine,
that I from thee no more may stray,
no more from thee decline.

2 Before the cross of him who died,
behold, I prostrate fall;
let every sin be crucified,
and Christ be all in all.

3 Anoint me with thy heavenly grace,
and seal me for thine own;
that I may see thy glorious face,
and worship near thy throne.

4 Let every thought and work and word
to thee be ever given:
Then life shall be thy service, Lord,
and death the gate of heaven.

5 All glory to the Father be,
all glory to the Son,
all glory, Holy Ghost, to thee,
while endless ages run.

Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #335

Author: Matthew Bridges

Matthew Bridges was born at Malden, Essex, on July 14, 1800. He began his literary career with the publication of a poem, "Jerusalem Regained," in 1825; followed by a book entitled The Roman Empire under Constantine the Great, in 1828, its purpose being to examine "the real origin of certain papal superstitions." As a result of the influence of John Henry Newman and the Oxford Movement, Bridges became a Roman Catholic in 1848, and spent the latter part of his life in Canada. He died in Quebec on October 6, 1894. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A., 1872… Go to person page >


My God, accept my heart this day. M. Bridges. [Confirmation.] First published in his Hymns of the Heart for the Use of Catholics, 1848, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines, and entitled “Confirmation.” In some collections it begins, "My God, accept my heart, I pray" in others, "0 God, accept my heart, &c," and in others, including the Unitarian Hymn [& Tune] Book for the Church and the Home, Boston, U. S. A., 1868, it opens with stanza ii., "Before the Cross of Him Who died." In these various forms it is in extensive use in Great Britain and America. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


ST. PETER (Reinagle)

Composed by Alexander R. Reinagle (b. Brighton, Sussex, England, 1799; d. Kidlington, Oxfordshire, England, 1877), ST. PETER was published as a setting for Psalm 118 in Reinagle's Psalm Tunes for the Voice and Pianoforte (c. 1836). The tune first appeared with Newton's text in Hymns Ancient and Mode…

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EVAN (Havergal)

This tune is likely the work of the composer named here, but has also been attributed to others as shown in the instances list.

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The Cyber Hymnal #4411
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Instances (1 - 18 of 18)

AGO Founders Hymnal #56

Ambassador Hymnal #442

Ambassador Hymnal #476


Ancient and Modern #335

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Common Praise #338

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Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #455a

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Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #455b

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #512


Hymnal 1982 #697

Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #279

Hymns and Psalms #701


Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #551

Hymns Old and New #341

Sing Glory #559


The Cyber Hymnal #4411

The New Century Hymnal #352

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The New English Hymnal #318


Together in Song #485

Include 219 pre-1979 instances
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