Come into my heart, blessed Jesus (‘Into my heart’)

Come into my heart, blessed Jesus (‘Into my heart’). Harry D. Clarke* (1889–1957).  This hymn began as a short chorus, composed in 1924; Clarke expanded the chorus into a gospel hymn with four stanzas in 1927. The earliest publication is unclear, but the refrain without the stanzas appears in Homer A. Rodeheaver*’s Praise and Worship Hymns (Chicago, 1927), with the subtitle ‘My Prayer’, an inscription occasionally used in later publications. The entire hymn was included in several publications during the same year, including the Nazarene collection Great Gospel Songs (1929), Songs of Faith and Triumph 1, 2, and 3 Combined (Philadelphia, 1929), published by the influential Rodeheaver...

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