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Wanted Hearts

Wanted, hearts baptized with fire

Author: John Lawley
Tune: ENLISTMENT
Published in 4 hymnals

Representative Text

1. Wanted: hearts baptized with fire,
Hearts completely cleansed from sin;
Hearts that will go to the mire,
Hearts that dare do aught for Him;
Hearts that will be firmer, braver,
Hearts like heroes gone before;
Hearts enjoying God’s full favor,
Hearts to love Him more and more.

Refrain:
Hearts to hoist the colors bravely,
Hearts to share the hardest fight;
Hearts that know their duty clearly,
Hearts to dare and do the right.

2. Wanted: hearts that beat true ever,
Hearts that can for others feel;
Hearts that prove the traitor never,
Hearts that will the wounded heal;
Hearts o’erflowing with compassion,
Hearts renewed by grace divine;
Hearts aglow with full salvation,
Hearts to say: “Thy will, not mine!”

3. Wanted: hearts to love the masses,
Hearts to help Him seek the lost;
Hearts to help Him save all classes,
Hearts to help Him save the worst;
Hearts to share with Him the weeping,
Hearts to bear with Him the cross;
Hearts to help Him with the reaping,
Hearts to trust through gain or loss.

4. Wanted: hearts like Thine, Lord, holy,
Hearts that in Thine image shine;
Hearts that turn from sin and folly,
Hearts to know no way but Thine;
Hearts that unto Thee are given,
Hearts possessed with dying love;
Hearts on earth but filled with Heaven,
Hearts inspired from above.

Source: 50 Favorites: and July 2013 index of supplement to Evening Light Songs #48

Author: John Lawley

Born: December 31, 1859, Foulden, Norfolk, England. Died: September 9, 1922, Watford, Hertfordshire, England. At his memorial service, Salvation Army General Bramwell Booth said, "He sang his way through this life and he will sing his way through Eternity." Buried: Abney Park Cemetery, London, England. Son of farm worker John Lawley, young John worked on farms until his family moved to Bradford, where he became an "engine-lad." He came to a Christ at a meeting in Pullan’s Theater in Bradford, and a few months later became a Christian Missions evangelist. He wrote his first Gospel song in 1878 while serving at Jarrow-on-Tyne. He went on to work at Salvation Army (SA) corps and divisions, with SA founder William Booth for over 20… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Wanted, hearts baptized with fire
Title: Wanted Hearts
Author: John Lawley
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Hearts to hoist the colors bravely

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50 Favorites #48

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The Song Book of the Salvation Army #704

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Timeless Truths #632

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