Give Me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe My ways.@Proverbs 23:26

Henry J. Van Dyke (1852–1933).

Fare­well (Nay­lor) John Nay­lor, 1873 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Henry J. van Dyke
(1852–1933)

What shall I give for Thee,
Thou Pearl of greatest price?
For all the treasures I possess
Would not suffice.

I give my store of gold;
It is but earthly dross:
But Thou wilt make me rich, beyond
All fear of loss.

Mine honors I resign;
They are but small at best:
Thou like a royal star wilt shine
Upon my breast.

My worldly joys I give,
The flowers with which I played;
Thy beauty, far more heavenly fair,
Shall never fade.

Dear Lord, is that enough?
Nay, not a thousandth part.
Well, then, I have but one thing more:
Take Thou my heart.