I know

You ask me how I gave my heart to Christ

Author: Ophelia G. Adams
Tune: [You ask me how I gave my heart to Christ?]
Published in 8 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 You ask me HOW I gave my heart to Christ?
O yes, I know!
There came a yearning in my soul for Him
So long ago.
I found earth’s fairest flow’rs would fade and die;
I wept for something that would satisfy;
And, in my grief, somehow, I seemed to dare
To lift my broken heart to Him in prayer.
O yes, I know!
And I can tell you how;
I know, I know He is my Savior now.

2 You ask me WHEN I gave my heart to Christ?
Yes, I can tell!
The day, and just the hour, indeed, I now
Remember well.
It was when I was struggling all alone,
The light of His forgiving Spirit shone
Into my heart all clouded o’er with sin,
That I unlocked the door and let Him in.
O yes, I know!
And I can tell you when;
I know, I know He is so dear since then.

3 You ask me WHERE I gave my heart to Christ?
Yes, I can say!
That sacred place can never fade from sight,
As yesterday.
Perhaps He thought it better I should not
Forget the place, for I should love the spot;
And until I behold Him face to face,
’Twill be to me, on earth, the dearest place.
O yes, I know!
And I can tell you where;
I know, I know He came and blest me there.

Source: Assembly Songs: for use in evangelistic services, Sabbath schools, young peoples societies, devotional meetings, and the home #138

Author: Ophelia G. Adams

F. G. Burroughs was born in 1856 (nee Ophelia G. Browning) was the daughter of William Garretson Browning, a Methodist Episcopal minister, and Susan Rebecca Webb Browning. She married Thomas E. Burroughs in 1884. He died in 1904. She married Arthur Prince Adams, in 1905. He was a minister. Her poem, "Unanswered yet" which was written in 1879, was published in the The Christian Standard in 1880 with the name F. G. Browning. She also wrote under the name of Ophelia G. Adams and Mrs. T. E. Burroughs. Dianne Shapiro from The Literary Digest, July 29, 1899., The Register, Pine Plains, NY, October 24, 1884, Alumni Record of Wesleyan University, Middleton, Conn. 1921 Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: You ask me how I gave my heart to Christ
Title: I know
Author: Ophelia G. Adams
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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