To thee, my heart, eternal King

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1. To Thee, my heart, eternal King,
Would now its thankful tribute bring;
To Thee its humble homage raise
In songs of ardent, grateful, praise.

2. All nature shows Thy boundless love,
In worlds below and worlds above;
But in Thy blessèd Word I trace
The richer glories of Thy grace.

3. Here what delightful truths are giv’n;
Here Jesus shows the way to Heav’n;
His name salutes my listening ear,
Revives my heart, and checks my fear.

4. For love like this, O may our song
Through endless years Thy praise prolong;
And distant climes Thy name adore,
Till time and nature are no more.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #6950

Author: Ottiwell Heginbotham

Heginbothom, Ottiwell, born in 1744, and died in 1768, was for a short time the Minister of a Nonconformist congregation at Sudbury, Suffolk. The political and religious disputes which agitated the congregation, in the origin of which he had no part, and which resulted in a secession and the erection of another chapel, so preyed upon his mind, and affected his health, that his pastorate terminated with his death within three years of his appointment. His earliest hymn, "When sickness shakes the languid corse [frame]," was printed in the Christian Magazine, Feb. 1763. In 1791 the Rev. John Mead Ray communicated several of Heginbothom's hymns to the Protestant Magazine; and in the same year, these and others to the number of 25, were publishe… Go to person page >

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First Line: To thee, my heart, eternal King
Author: Ottiwell Heginbotham



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