Scripture Verse

Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. Matthew 22:37

Introduction

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Samuel S. Wesley
(1810–1876)

Words: Ho­ra­ti­us Bo­nar, in Church Mu­sic, ed­it­ed by Le­on­ard W. Ba­con (Ro­ches­ter, New York: E. Dar­row & Bro­ther, 1855), num­ber 445. Al­so ap­peared in Bo­nar’s Hymns of Faith and Hope (Lon­don: James Nis­bet, 1857), pag­es 172–73. Sur­sum Cor­da.

Music: Ar­ran Sam­u­el S. Wes­ley, in A Se­lect­ion of Psalms and Hymns, by Charles Kem­ble (Lon­don: John F. Shaw, 1864), num­ber 120 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Horatius Bonar
(1808–1889)

Lyrics

Go up, go up, my heart,
Dwell with thy God above;
For here thou canst not rest,
Nor here give out thy love.

Go up, go up, my heart!
Be not a trifler here;
Ascend above these clouds,
Dwell in a higher sphere.

Let not thy love flow out
To things so soiled and dim;
Go up to Heav’n and God;
Take up thy love to Him.

Waste not thy precious stores
On pleasure here below:
To God that wealth belongs;
On Him that wealth bestow.

Go up, reluctant heart!
Take up thy rest above;
Arise, earth-clinging thoughts;
Ascend, my lingering love!