Scripture Verse

Our heart shall rejoice in Him, because we have trusted in His holy name. Psalm 33:21

Introduction

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Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in The Sil­ver Spray, by How­ard Doane (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: John Church, 1868), num­ber 111.

Music: W. How­ard Doane (🔊 pdf nwc).

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W. Howard Doane (1832–1915)

Lyrics

We’ll give our hearts to Je­sus,
And learn His name to praise,
The bless­èd Bi­ble tells us,
How plea­sant are His ways.
We’ll give our hearts to Je­sus,
In sun­ny child­hood’s hours,
Where life is like the spring­time
And full of buds and flow­ers.

Refrain

And when we safe­ly an­chor
On Ca­naan’s ha­p­py shore,
To Him be all the glo­ry,
And praise for­ev­er more.

We’ll give our hearts to Je­sus,
Our best and dear­est friend,
He like a gen­tle shep­herd,
Will guide us to the end.
In green and frag­rant pas­tures,
His lit­tle flock will lead,
Beside the qui­et waters,
Supplying all we need.

Refrain

We’ll give our hearts to Je­sus,
Who died that we might live,
Our hearts, though weak and sin­ful,
Are all we have to give.
The sim­ple pray­er of child­hood,
Our God will ne’er des­pise,
A low­ly con­trite spi­rit
Is pre­cious in His eyes.

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