Give Me Thine Heart!

Wherever we may go, by night or day

Author: Eden Reeder Latta
Tune: [Wherever we may go, by night or day]
Published in 5 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Wherever we may go, by night or day,
A loving voice within doth gently say:
My son, from ev’ry way of sin depart;
Be Satan's slave nor more, "Give Me thy heart!"

“Give Me thy heart,
Give Me thy heart;
O weary, wand'ring child,
Give Me thy heart.”

2 Slight not that voice so kind, but gladly hear,
And choose the Lord today, while He is near;
He will His pard'ning love to thee impart;
Oh, hear Him calling still, "Give Me thy heart!" [Refrain]

3 We may have chosen long from Him to roam,
Yet He will welcome us, if we but come;
Oh, may we not delay, but quickly start—
While Jesus sayeth still, "Give Me thy heart!" [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Hymns No. 5 #19

Author: Eden Reeder Latta

Rv Eden Reeder Latta USA 1839-1915. Born at Haw Patch, IN, the son of a Methodist minister, (also a boyhood friend of hymn writer Willam A Ogden) he became a school teacher. During the American Civil War he preached for the Manchester Methodist Church and other congregations (possibly as a circuit rider filling empty pulpits). In 1863 he married Mary Elizabeth Wright, and they had five children: Arthur, Robert, Jennie, two others. He taught for the public schools of Manchester, and later Colesburg, IA. He moved to Guttenberg, IA, in the 1890s, and continued writing song lyrics for several major gospel composers, including William Ogden, James McGranahan, James Fillmore, and Edmund Lorenz. He wrote 1600+ songs and hymns, many being wi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Wherever we may go, by night or day
Title: Give Me Thine Heart!
Author: Eden Reeder Latta
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Give Me thy heart, give Me thy heart
Copyright: Public Domain



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