Give Jesus thy heart today

The Savior is tenderly saying to thee

Author: O. A. Miller
Tune: [The Savior is tenderly saying to thee]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 The Savior is tenderly saying to thee,
“Oh, give me thy heart today,”
Tomorrow, tomorrow, oh let it not be,
There's death in the path of delay.

Today, today,
Give Jesus thy heart today;
Tomorrow forever may be too late,
Tomorrow forever may seal up your fate;
Then give him thy heart today,
Today, today.

2 “Tomorrow,” the sin-loving millions have said;
Give Jesus thy heart today;
Today they are numbered, the Christless, the dead,
“Tomorrow,” their fatal delay. [Refrain]

3 Oh, say not tomorrow—how fatal that word!
Give Jesus thy heart today;
"Tomorrow," that echo will ever be heard,
By millions cast out and away. [Refrain]

4 Dear sinner, the Savior will not always plead,
Then give him thy heart today;
Oh, wait not tomorrow, today is the need,
Oh, come, for his mercy now pray. [Refrain]

5 When Jesus has saved you, you're ready to die,
Give Jesus thy heart today;
You're ready to live then on earth or on high,
Oh, come to the heavenly way. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Grace and Glory: A New and Inspiring Selection of Sacred Songs for Evangelical Use and General Worship #90

Author: O. A. Miller

Oscar A. Miller was born 6 March 1868 in Richland Center, Wisconsin. While living in Montana, he read a book called "The Way to God" by Dwight Lyman Moody, and a year later moved to Chicago to become a student at the Moody Bible Institute (1896-1898). First a student in the music program there, under Dr. Daniel B. Towner, Miller was soon appointed as a permanent faculty member, teacher of music. (As evidenced by the faculty lists found in "The Institute Tie" starting with the first volume in 1900.) Miller wrote music to his own lyrics, lyrics by his first wife Elizabeth, and lyrics by others. Miller contributed to Dr. Towner's 1901 publication "Class and Chorus: a text book for chorus classes, singing schools, public schools and institutes,… Go to person page >

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First Line: The Savior is tenderly saying to thee
Title: Give Jesus thy heart today
Author: O. A. Miller
Refrain First Line: Today, today, give Jesus thy heart today
Copyright: Public Domain


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