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Savior, While My Heart Is Tender

Representative Text

1 Saviour, thee my heart I tender,
I would yield myself to thee;
All my powers to thee surrender,
Thine and only thine to be.
Send me, Lord, where thou wilt send me,
Only do thou guide my way;
May thy grace through life attend me,
Gladly then shall I obey.

2 Let me do thy will or bear it;
I would know no will but thine;
Shouldst thou take my life or spare it,
I that life to thee resign.
Thine I am, O Lord, for ever,
To thy service set apart;
Suffer me to leave thee never;
Seal thine image on my heart.


Source: Service Book and Hymnal of the Lutheran Church in America #549

Author: John Burton

Burton, John, jun, a popular hymn-writer for children, was b. July 23, 1803, at Stratford in Essex, in which place he carried on business as a cooper for about 50 years. He died in 1877. Mr. Burton was a member of the Congregational body, and a Deacon of the Chapel where he attended, His contributions to hymnody began in 1822, when he sent his first production to the Evangelical Magazine. He continued to contribute to that and other periodicals for many years, his signature in the former being "Essex, J. B.," and in the Child's Companion, J. B. Essex." His publications are:— (1) One Hundred Original Hymns for the Young, 1850; (2) Hymns for Little Children, 1851; (3) The Child-Life of David; (4) The Book of Psalms in English Verse, 1871;… Go to person page >

Author: C. W. Burton

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Text Information

First Line: Savior, while my heart is tender, I would yield that heart to Thee
Title: Savior, While My Heart Is Tender
Author: John Burton
Author: C. W. Burton
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

Ambassador Hymnal #383

Scripture Song Database #2952

The Covenant Hymnal #374


The Cyber Hymnal #6437

The Song Book of the Salvation Army #865

Include 104 pre-1979 instances
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