Take my heart, O Father, take itAuthor: Charles Wesley
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1 Take my heart, O Father! take it;
Make and keep it all Thine own;
Let Thy Spirit melt and break it--
This proud heart of sin and stone.
2 Father, make me pure and lowly,
Fond of peace and far from strife;
Turning from the paths unholy
Of this vain and sinful life.
3 Ever let Thy grace surround me,
Strengthen me with power divine,
Till Thy cords of love have bound me:
Make me to be wholly Thine.
4 May the blood of Jesus heal me,
And my sins be all forgiven;
Holy Spirit, take and seal me,
Guide me in the path of heaven.
Source: Hallowed Hymns, New and Old #254
Take my heart, O Father, take it. [Holiness Desired.] This hymn was given anonymously in Dr. C. A. Bartol’s Hymns for the Sanctuary, commonly known as the West Boston Unitarian Collection, 1849, No. 290, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines. This was repeated in the Sabbath Hymn Book, 1858; the Laudes Domini, 1884, and other American hymnbooks. Another form of the text is “Take my heart, O Father, mould it," in 3 stanzas. It appeared in the Unitarian Hymns of the Spirit, Boston, 1861. This is altered from the former. [Rev. F. M. Bird, M.A.]
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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