Scripture Verse

I will put My Spirit within you.@Ezekiel 36:27
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Fanny Crosby
(1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Songs of Joy and Glad­ness, ed­it­ed by Will­iam Mc­Don­ald, Jo­shua Gill, John Swe­ney & Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Mc­Don­ald & Gill, 1885), num­ber 12. Some hym­nals give the au­thor as Sal­lie Smith, one of Fan­ny’s pseu­do­nyms.

Music: Côte d’Ivoire John R. Swe­ney (🔊 pdf nwc).

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John R. Sweney
(1837–1899)

Lord, take my heart, my wandering heart,
To Thee its powers belong;
Cast out each thought of unbelief,
And fill me now with song.

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Since Thou to purchase life for me
Thy precious blood hast shed,
Take all I have forever dear,
But give Thyself instead.

Take from my soul its dross, refine,
Its every sin remove;
Cast out the idols I have made,
And fill me with Thy love.

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Take Thou my days and let my hours
Be spent alone for Thee;
O give me strength my cross to bear,
Whate’er that cross may be.

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And when before Thy throne I stand,
My toil and labor o’er,
I’ll strike the harp Thy hand has tuned,
And praise Thee evermore.

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