‘Give me thy heart,’ says the Father above

‘Give Me thy heart,’ says the Father above. Eliza E. Hewitt* (1851-1920).  Written in 1898, and first published in Pentecostal Praises (Philadelphia, Hall-Mack Company, 1900), in three stanzas with a refrain. The refrain was:  ‘Give Me thy heart, give Me thy heart’ - Hear the soft whisper, wherever thou art; From this dark world He would draw thee apart, Speaking so tenderly, - ‘Give Me thy heart.’  The stanzas were:  ‘Give me thy heart,’ says the Father above - No gift so precious to Him as our love, Softly He whispers, wherever thou art, ‘Gratefully trust Me, and give Me thy heart.’  ‘Give Me thy heart,’ says the Savior of men, Calling in mercy again and again; ‘Trust in me only,...

If you have a valid subscription to Dictionary of Hymnology, please log in to view this content. If you require a subscription, please click here.

Cite this article