O Heart of Jesus, Heart of God
O Heart of Jesus, Heart of God. Georgiana Fullerton* (1812-1895).
Published in Fullerton’s The Gold-Digger and other verses (1872), and then in The Parochial Hymn Book (1880). It was included by Albert Edmonds Tozer* in his Catholic Hymns: Original and Translated (1898).
It had nine verses. It was in the section entitled ‘The Sacred Heart’ in the Westminster Hymnal (1912). It is a passionate expression of trust in the mercy of Christ, with a powerful use of adjectives:
The poorest, saddest heart on earth, May claim Thee for its own:O burning, throbbing Heart of Christ, Too late, too little known.
Fullerton uses the text from Isaiah 49: 15, also used by William Cowper* in Hark, my...
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