Saviour, while my heart is tender (John Bacchus Dykes)

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  • (Posted 2010-08-28)  CPDL #22219:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2010-08-28).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 17 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: From the Church Hymnary, 1927.

General Information

Title: Saviour, while my heart is tender
Composer: John Bacchus Dykes
Tune: Arundel
Lyricist: John Burtoncreate page (1803-77)

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 87. 87

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella or keyboard

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Original text and translations

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1. Saviour, while my heart is tender,
 I would yield that heart to Thee,
 All my powers to Thee surrender,
 Thine, and only Thine to be.

2. Take me now, Lord Jesus, take me;
 Let my youthful heart be Thine;
 Thy devoted servant make me;
 Fill my soul with love divine.

3. Send me, Lord, where Thou wilt send me,
 Only do Thou guide my way;
 May Thy grace through life attend me,
 Gladly then shall I obey.

4. Let me do Thy will or bear it;
 I would know no will but Thine;
 Shouldst Thou take my life or spare it,
 I that life to Thee resign.

5. Thine I am, O Lord, for ever,
 To Thy service set apart;
 Suffer me to leave Thee never;
 Seal Thine image on my heart.