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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