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

Eden R. Latta, in Gospel Hymns No. 5, edited by Ira D. Sankey, James McGranahan & George C. Stebbins (Cincinnati, Ohio/New York/Chicago, Illinois: John Church/Biglow & Main, 1887), number 19.

Alonzo J. Abbey (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Eden R. Latta (1839-1915)

Wherever we may go, by night or day,
A loving voice within doth gently say:
My son, from every way of sin depart;
Be Satan’s slave no more, give Me thy heart!

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Give Me thy heart, give me thy heart;
O weary, wandering child, give Me thy heart.

Slight not that voice so kind, but gladly hear,
And choose the Lord today, while He is near;
He will His pardoning love to thee impart,
Oh, hear Him calling still, Give Me thy heart!

Refrain

We may have chosen long from Him to roam,
Yet He will welcome us, if we but come;
Oh, may we not delay, but quickly start—
While Jesus sayeth still, Give Me thy heart!

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