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

James Montgomery (b. Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland, 1771; d. Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, 1854), the son of Moravian parents who died on a West Indies mission field while he was in boarding school, Montgomery inherited a strong religious bent, a passion for missions, and an independent mind. He was editor of the Sheffield Iris (1796-1827), a newspaper that sometimes espoused radical causes. Montgomery was imprisoned briefly when he printed a song that celebrated the fall of the Bastille and again when he described a riot in Sheffield that reflected unfavorably on a military commander. He also protested against slavery, the lot of boy chimney sweeps, and lotteries. Associated with Christians of various persuasions, Montgomery supported missio… 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)


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