1 Saviour, while my heart is tender,
I would yield that heart to thee;
All my powers to thee surrender,
Thine and only thine to be.
Take me now, Lord Jesus, take me,
Let my youthful heart be thine;
Thy devoted servant make me,
Fill my soul with love divine.
2 Send me, Lord, where thou will send me,
Only do thou guide my way;
May thy grace through life attend me,
Gladly then shall I obey.
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.
3 May this solemn consecration
Never once forgotten be;
Let it know no alteration,
Registered, confirmed by thee.
Thine I am, O Lord, for ever,
To thy service set apart;
Suffer me to leave thee never,
Seal thine image on my heart.
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 >
Display Title: Savior, While My Heart is TenderFirst Line: Savior, while my heart is tenderTune Title: RIPLEYAuthor: John Burton, 1803-1877Meter: 87 87 DDate: 1994Subject: Children's Hymns | ; Commitment | ; Confirmation |
Display Title: Savior, While My Heart Is TenderFirst Line: [Savior, While My Heart Is Tender]Author: John BurtonScripture: Philippians 3:14Date: 2008Source: The Covenant Hymnal (Covenant Publications, 1996)
Display Title: Savior, While My Heart Is TenderFirst Line: Savior, while my heart is tenderTune Title: HYFRYDOLAuthor: John Burton, Jr., 1803-1877Meter: 220.127.116.11.D.Scripture: Psalm 51:17; Romans 6:13; Romans 12:1-2; Philippians 3:7-14Date: 1996Subject: Commitment | ; Confirmation | ; Inner Life | ; Set Apart for Holiness |