1 My heart is fixed on Jesus, the sun of all my tho’t;
What wondrous work of grace His love within my soul hath wrought!
He found me poor and helpless, by ev’ry sin oppressed,
And died that I might be redeemed, and have eternal rest.
My heart is fixed on Jesus,
No other hope have I;
I could not live without Him,
And without Him dare not die.
2 My heart is fixed on Jesus, without Him life is vain;
His promise is thro’ all my days to comfort and sustain;
I love to hear Him whisper – “Be not afraid – ’tis I!’
As o’er the stormy sea I sail beneath a clouded sky. [Refrain]
3 My heart is fixed on Jesus, since I to Him belong,
For every day He gives me hope, for every night a song;
Thro trial and deep water His promises are sweet,
And, sheltered ’neath His wings of love I find a safe retreat. [Refrain]
Lavinia E. Brauff was born in Pittsburgh 12 October, 1851. She was blind from infnacy. She was educated at the School for the Blind in Philadelphia. Her first hymn was published in 1894 to the music of H. P. Danks.
Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >
Display Title: My Heart Is Fixed On JesusFirst Line: My heart is fixed on JesusTune Title: [My heart is fixed on Jesus]Author: Lavinia E. BrauffSource: Make Christ King by Edwin O. Excell and William E. Biederwolf (Chicago: Glad Tidings Publishing Company, 1912)