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The Savior said in pleading tones

Representative Text

1 The Savior said in pleading tones,
"My child, give me thy heart;"
I heard the call, and timidly
Replied, "I'll give Thee part."

Oh, doubting heart! Oh, faithless heart!
Accept the Savior's call;
The sweetest peace you'll only know
When you have given all.

2 Again He spoke; I knew the voice;
It pleaded as before;
My selfish spirit would not break;
I said, "I'll give Thee more." [Chorus]

3 At last His pleading won my heart,
I yielded to His call;
"Forgive my stubborn will," I cried;
"Dear Lord, I give Thee all." [Chorus]

Source: Victory Songs: For the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services. #37

Author: Victor M. Hastfield

Born: February 24, 1859, Murray, Indiana. Died: December 20, 1945, Winona Lake, Indiana. Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw, Indiana. A devout Presbyterian family, the Hatfields moved to Ossian, Indiana, in 1867. Victor attended the local Ossian schools, plus by a special course under Reverend A. Mayn. He spent a year at Elder’s Ridge Academy in Indiana County, Pennsylvania, under Dr. Alexander Donaldson, then attended the University of Wooster, where he took classical courses. Upon return to Ossian, Victor joined his father Hiram in his mercantile business, Hatfield & Son. Victor eventually took over the business, and branched out into selling musical instruments, including pianos and organs. Victor married Estella E. King in 1… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The Savior said in pleading tones
Author: Victor M. Hastfield
Refrain First Line: O, doubting heart, O, faithless heart



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