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My Son, give me thine heart

My Son, give me thine heart, and let

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 1 hymnal

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"My Son, give me thine heart, and let
Thine eyes observe my ways!"
Our hearts are Thine, we own the debt--
Happy the child that pays!

But Lord! we cannot give, unless
Thou take what is Thine own;
Come, then, our conquer'd hearts possess,
In each erect Thy throne.

There wield Thy sceptre, Prince of Peace,
With kind and gentle sway,
And may Thy kingdom still increase,
While Satan's falls away.

Where sin abounded, there let grace
Abound yet more and more,
Till life and freedom take the place
Of bonds and death before.

Thy word our law, Thy will our choice,
Thy fear all fear expel;
Thy joy our strength, let us rejoice
With joy unspeakable.

And O! to make us wholly thine,
Thy perfect love impart;
Thus warm, illumine, raise, refine,
And hallow every heart.

Sacred Poems and Hymns

Author: James Montgomery

Montgomery, James, son of John Montgomery, a Moravian minister, was born at Irvine, Ayrshire, Nov. 4, 1771. In 1776 he removed with his parents to the Moravian Settlement at Gracehill, near Ballymena, county of Antrim. Two years after he was sent to the Fulneck Seminary, Yorkshire. He left Fulneck in 1787, and entered a retail shop at Mirfield, near Wakefield. Soon tiring of that he entered upon a similar situation at Wath, near Rotherham, only to find it quite as unsuitable to his taste as the former. A journey to London, with the hope of finding a publisher for his youthful poems ended in failure; and in 1792 he was glad to leave Wath for Shefield to join Mr. Gales, an auctioneer, bookseller, and printer of the Sheffield Register newspap… Go to person page >

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First Line: My Son, give me thine heart, and let
Title: My Son, give me thine heart
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English


My son, give me thine heart, and let. J. Montgomery. [Sunday School Anniversary.] Written for the Sheffield Wesleyan Red Hill Sunday School Anniversary, held on March 9, 1834.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)