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Give me thine heart

To thee, who from the narrow road

Author: John Henry Sammis
Tune: GIVE ME THY HEART
Published in 11 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 To thee, who from the narrow road,
In sinful ways so long have trod,
How kindly speaks thy Father, God,
“My son, give me thy heart.”

My son, my son,
Give me thy heart,
Oh, hear, and heed thy Father’s call,
And give to Him thy heart.

2 Ah, well that gently voice I know,
For oft it called me long ago,
And now to thee it whispers low,
“My son, give me thy heart.”

My son, my son,
Give me thy heart,
Oh, hear, and heed thy Father’s call,
And give to Him thy heart.

3 “My son,” oh word of mighty grace,
That children of our mortal race,
With sons of God may take their place.
“My son, give me thy heart.”

My son, my son,
Give me thy heart,
Oh, hear, and heed thy Father’s call,
And give to Him thy heart.

4 How great that Father’s love must be,
How fond His yearnings after thee,
That He should say so tenderly,
“My son, give me thy heart.”

My son, my son,
Give me thy heart,
Oh, hear, and heed thy Father’s call,
And give to Him thy heart.

5 How patient hath His spirit been,
To follow thee thro’ all thy sin,
And plead thy wayward soul to win,
“My son, give me thy heart.”

My son, my son,
Give me thy heart,
Oh, hear, and heed thy Father’s call,
And give to Him thy heart.

6 Oh, God, my Father I obey,
I come, I come, to Thee today,
“Here Lord, I give myself away,
I give to Thee my heart.

My son, my son,
Give me thy heart,
I hear, and heed my Father’s call,
And give to Him my heart.

Source: Sacred Songs No. 1: compiled and arranged for use in gospel meetings, Sunday schools, prayer meetings and other religious services #210

Author: John Henry Sammis

John H. Sammis was born in Brooklyn. He moved to Logansport, Indiana when ye was 22, where he was converted to Christianity. He was active in the Y.M.C.A., serving as secretary for the Terre Haute Association and later becoming State Secretary. After this, he studied at Lane and McCormack seminaries and was ordained in the Presbyterian church at Glidden, Iowa. He also pastored churches in Indianapolis, Grand Haven, MI, Red Wing and St. Paul, Minn. In 1909 he became associated with the Los Angeles Bible Institute. He wrote more that 100 hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: To thee, who from the narrow road
Title: Give me thine heart
Author: John Henry Sammis
Refrain First Line: My son, my son, give me thy heart

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 11 of 11)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Alexander's Male Choir #80Page Scan
Christian Endeavor Edition of Sacred Songs No. 1 #210Page Scan
Hymn Book of the United Evangelical Church #706Page Scan
Hymns New and Old, Revised #d221
Popular Selections from Hymns New and Old #d86
Sacred Songs No. 1: compiled and arranged for use in gospel meetings, Sunday schools, prayer meetings and other religious services #210TextAudioPage Scan
Songs for Men #d110
Standard Hymns and Gospel Songs. Evangelical Congregational Church ed. #d95
The Evangelical Hymnal #574Page Scan
The Praise Hymnal #d487
Towner's Male Choir Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 Combined #13Page Scan



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