Take my heart, O Jesus, work its stony soilAuthor: P. C. Paulsen
Tune: RENOVA (17214)
Published in 2 hymnals
1 Take my heart, O Jesus, work its stony soil,
Long I have been weary of this fruitless toil;
Ev'ry cherished method of my own device
And the hardest labor will no more suffice.
2 Once I spurned Thee, Savior, in my self-conceit,
Now behold my spirit, broken with defeat.
Lord, I can but offer Thee a barren heart;
Take it and salvation by Thy grace impart.
3 Let Thy Holy Spirit with the Word of God
Crush the stone to pieces, break the hardened sod;
Let Him work it deeply till the soil is sound,
Till it serves Thy purpose as a fertile ground.
4 Go then forth, O Sower, sow Thy precious seed,
Showers freely scatter, to its care give heed;
Smother thorns and thistles, guard it from the foe,
Lest he in the darkness come his tares to sow.
5 Thou hast shown me mercy with a love untold,
Grant that I may yield Thee fruit a hundredfold;
What a day of glory, what a day of gain,
When the reapers carry home the golden grain!
Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #627
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|American Lutheran Hymnal #627||Take My Heart, O Jesus, Work Its Stony Soil||Take my heart, O Jesus, work its stony soil||RENOVA||P. C. Paulsen||11 11 11 11||1930||Savior ||
|Hymnal for Church and Home #282||Take My Heart, O Jesus, Work Its Stony Soil||Take my heart, O Jesus, work its stony soil||[Take my heart, O Jesus, work its stony soil]||P. C. Paulsen||11, 11, 11, 11.||1927||Spiritual Songs | The Call|