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Jesus Took My Heart

When by thoughts of sin

Author: Josephine Pollard
Tune: [When by thoughts of sin]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When by thoughts of sin
Burdened and distressed,
Longing for a place of refuge
On some shelt’ring breast.

Jesus took my heart
Close in His embrace;
Made it strong and smiles upon me,
Saved me by His grace.

2 From the mire of sin,
From each evil thought,
I am henceforth kept securely,
Out of danger brought. [Refrain]

3 When I doubted most,
When my faith was weak,
When a word in Jesus’ favor
I refused to speak. [Refrain]

4 Now the way is clear,
Doubtful shadows flee,
Since from darkness, in great mercy
Christ delivered me! [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day, No. 6: A Book of Gospel Songs #144

Author: Josephine Pollard

Josephine Pollard USA 1834-1892. Born at NYC, NY, one of seven children and daughter of an architect, she attended an exclusive girls school, Spingler Institute, and was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church. She was a founding member of the professional women’s club, Sorosis. She never married. She became an author, poet, and hymnist, writing many children’s books and for children’s magazines, including Harper’s, Scribner’s, and the New York Ledger. She wrote 44 books, mostly religious, for children, but also about history, birds, sports and games, and adventure stories. She also wrote 100+ hymn lyrics as well. She worked as an editor for the Sunday School Times and for the Methodist Book Concern, where she edited… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When by thoughts of sin
Title: Jesus Took My Heart
Author: Josephine Pollard
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Jesus took my heart
Copyright: Public Domain



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Crowning Day, No. 6 #144

Kingdom Songs No. 2 #d229

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