Sanctify the Lord God in your hearts.@1 Peter 3:15

Ernest G. Wesley, in The Methodist Sunday School Hymnal (New York: Methodist Book Concern, 1911), number 148.

[This hymn] was written one day for a special service, for which [Wesley] could not find just the appropriate hymn. It is based on a phrase frequently used by the evangelist E. P. Hammond in his children’s meetings, which the author of this hymn attended many years since.

Carl Fowler Price
The Christian Advocate
, November 28, 1912

Lerman Joseph W. Lerman, 1911 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Ernest G. W. Wesley (1847–1929)

Jesus, take this heart of mine;
Cleanse from sin and make it Thine.
Thou for me hast bled and died;
I to Thee my heart confide.


Jesus, take this heart of mine,
Make it ever, wholly Thine;
May I daily watch and pray:
Never from Thy path to stray.

Jesus, take these hands of mine;
Hold them in Thy power divine;
Safe am I when led by Thee,
I Thy child would ever be.


Jesus, take these feet of mine;
May they to Thy paths incline;
May I never from Thee stray;
Keep me faithful day by day.


Jesus, take this heart of mine;
May it with Thy glory shine;
I would live for Thee alone;
Make me, keep me, all Thine own.