I lift my heart to thee, Savior divine

I lift my heart to thee, Savior divine

Author: Charles E. Mudie
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1. I lift my heart to Thee, Savior divine,
For Thou art all to me, and I am Thine.
Is there on earth a closer bond than this,
That "My Beloved's mine, and I am His?"

2. To Thee, Thou bleeding Lamb, I all things owe;
All that I have and am, and all I know.
All that I have is now no longer mine,
And I am not mine own;--Lord, I am Thine.

3. How can I, Lord, withhold life's brightest hour
From Thee; or gathered gold, or any pow'r?
Why should I keep one precious thing from Thee,
When Thou hast giv'n Thine own dear self for me?

Source: The New Christian Hymnal #320

Author: Charles E. Mudie

Mudie, Charles Edward, the founder of the well-known library which bears his name, was born at Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, Oct. 18, 1818. In 1872 he collected his poems and published them as Stray Leaves (2nd ed., 1873). Several poems on Scriptural subjects, and a few hymns are included in the volume. The hymn by which he is best known is "I lift my heart to Thee, Saviour divine" (His and Mine). It is from the Stray Leaves, and is in several hymnbooks, including the Scottish Evangelical Union Hymnal, 1878; Horder's Congregational Hymns, 1884, and many others. It is marked by great beauty and tenderness of expression. Several of Mr. Mudie's hymns, which are not in common use are worthy of attention. [Rev. W. Garrett Horder] --John Julian, Di… Go to person page >



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