My God, accept my heart this day (Orlando Gibbons)

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Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2024-07-06).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 40 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn with harmony and underlaid words in the version published in The Hymnal 1982.
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2024-07-06).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 109 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn in the version published in The Hymnal 1982, melody with words.

General Information

Title: My God, accept my heart this day
Composer: Orlando Gibbons
Tune: Song 67
Lyricist: Matthew Bridges
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella or keyboard

First published:
Description: Melody from Llyfr y Psalmau, 1621, adapted by Orlando Gibbons, harmony by Mary Monica Waterhouse Bridges (1863-1949), altered by Charles Winfred Douglas.

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Original text and translations

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My God, accept my heart this day,
and make it always thine,
that I from thee no more may stray,
no more from thee decline.

Before the cross of him who died,
behold, I prostrate fall;
let every sin be crucified,
and Christ be all in all.

Anoint me with thy heavenly grace,
and seal me for thine own,
that I may see thy glorious face,
and worship near thy throne.

Let every thought and work and word,
to thee be ever given;
then life shall be thy service, Lord,
and death the gate of heaven.