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Take my heart, O Father, mould it

Take my heart, O Father, mould it

Published in 11 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Take my heart, O Father! mold it
In obedience to thy will;
And, as ripening years unfold it,
Keep it true and child-like still.

2 Father, keep it pure and lowly,
Strong and brave, yet free from strife,
Turning from the paths unholy
Of a vain or sinful life.

3 Ever let thy might surround it;
Strengthen it with power divine,
Till thy cords of love have bound it,
Father, wholly unto thine.

Source: The Christian Sunday School Hymnal: a compilation of choice hymns and tunes for Sunday schools #122

Text Information

First Line: Take my heart, O Father, mould it
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



VESPER HYMN (Bortnianski)

VESPER HYMN appeared in John A. Stevenson's Selection of Popular National Airs (1818) as a setting for Thomas Moore's "Hark! The Vesper Hymn Is Stealing." A footnote in that hymnal explained that Stevenson had added what is-now the first line of the retrain to a "Russian Air." Some later hymnals att…

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Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Praise for the Lord (Expanded Edition) #545

Sacred Songs of the Church #823

Tuneful Tidings #30

Include 8 pre-1979 instances
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