340

I Give You My Heart

Scripture References

340

I Give You My Heart

Tune Information

Name
I GIVE YOU MY HEART
Key
G Major or modal
340

I Give You My Heart

Hymn Story/Background

Before his worship leading career took off, while still studying at the Institute of Music, Reuben Morgan was in a car accident that caused him to reflect on the fragility of life. Later that week he was playing around with a melody he had been toying with for some time. He found himself singing “Lord I Give You My Heart, I Give You My Soul,” over and over again, and the rest of the song just fell together. Morgan felt that the song would be as relevant for others as it was for him, so he nervously brought it to the musicians at his church. Much to his surprise, they sang his song that night. It is now one of Morgan’s most recognizable songs, and has been covered by numerous artists, including Michael W. Smith, and Jeff Deyo from SonicFlood.

Composer Information

Eelco Vos (b. 1972) is a Dutch composer and pianist. He studied at the Conservatory of Music in Utrecht and obtained degrees in music education and classical piano. He studied under master pianist Alwin Bär,  and took master classes from Ivan Moravec and Ferenc Rados. For several years Vos played with an acoustic band, and many of his songs were aired on the radio. Vos grew up playing the piano and singing the Genevan psalm settings at home, school and church. Hoping to revitalize the singing of the Genevan 
psalms, Vos founded The Psalm Project, a group of musicians from across the Netherlands who rework some of the older tunes or write new ones to fit the text. Vos is the composer and pianist. The Psalm Project has toured across the Netherlands, and come multiple times to Canada and the United States.

Author and Composer Information

Reuben Morgan is the Worship Pastor at Hillsong Church in London. Before this he was Worship Pastor at Hillsong Church in Sydney, Australia, replacing Darlene Zchech in 2008. In the late 1990s, Morgan helped lead and develop the worship team for Hillsong’s Youth Group, Powerhouse. This band eventually grew into Hillsong United. Some of Morgan’s better known songs include “Hear our Praises,” “My Redeemer Lives,” and “Lord I Give You My Heart.” He released his first solo worship album, World Through Your Eyes, in 2005. He and his wife Sarah have three children.
— Laura de Jong
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