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
|First Line:||My God, accept my heart this day|
|Author:||Matthew Bridges (1848)|
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)