Jesus, take this heart of mine

Jesus, take this heart of mine

Author: Ernest G. W. Wesley
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1. Jesus, take this heart of mine;
Cleanse from sin and make it Thine.
Thou for me hast bled and died;
I to Thee my heart confide.

Jesus, take this heart of mine,
Make it ever, wholly Thine;
May I daily watch and pray:
Never from Thy path to stray.

2. Jesus, take these hands of mine;
Hold them in Thy power divine;
Safe am I when led by Thee,
I Thy child would ever be. [Refrain]

3. Jesus, take these feet of mine;
May they to Thy paths incline;
May I never from Thee stray;
Keep me faithful day by day. [Refrain]

4. Jesus, take this heart of mine;
May it with Thy glory shine;
I would live for Thee alone;
Make me, keep me, all Thine own. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #3289

Author: Ernest G. W. Wesley

Ernest G. W. Wesley was born and educated in England. At the age of seventeen he started writing for local newspapers. When he was twenty-two he worked as special correspondent for The New York Times in Buenos Aries. While he was in Buenos Aries he became licensed to preach in the Methodist Episcopal Church. He came to the United States in the early 1870's and continued writing and contributing to religious and secular papers. He wrote between five and six hundred hymns and nearly two thousand articles on religious and theological topics. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: Jesus, take this heart of mine
Author: Ernest G. W. Wesley



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