Scripture Verse

O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise. Psalm 57:7


Words: La­vin­ia E. Brauff, in Make Christ King, ed­it­ed by Ed­win O. Ex­cell & Will­iam E. Bie­der­wolf (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Glad Tid­ings Pub­lish­ing, 1912), num­ber 28.

Music: Will­iam J. Ram­say (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Brauff (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Ram­say,

William J. Ramsay


My heart is fixed on Je­sus,
The sun of all my thought;
What won­drous work of grace His love
Within my soul hath wrought!
He found me poor and help­less,
By ev­ery sin op­pressed,
And died that I might be re­deemed,
And have eter­nal rest.


My heart is fixed on Je­sus,
No oth­er hope have I;
I could not live with­out Him,
And with­out Him dare not die.

My heart is fixed on Je­sus,
Without Him life is vain;
His pro­mise is thro’ all my days
To com­fort and sus­tain;
I love to hear Him whis­per—
Be not afraid—’tis I!
As o’er the sto­rmy sea I sail,
Beneath a cloud­ed sky.


My heart is fixed on Je­sus,
Since I to Him be­long,
For ev­ery day He gives me hope,
For ev­ery night a song;
Thro’ tri­al and deep wa­ter
His pro­mis­es are sweet;
And shel­tered ’neath His wings of love
I find a safe re­treat.