My Jesus, let my heart receive

THE FRIENDS OF ST GREGORY’S MINSTER KIRKDALE

kirkdale compositions

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My Jesus, let my heart receive

After N. F. S. Grundtvig (|1783-1862).

Often used as a funeral hymn in Denmark. Its usual tune is by Carl Nielsen.


1.  My Jesus, let my heart receive

so sweet a taste of Thee

that night and day my soul may cleave

to Thee in constancy.

 

2.  Then shall my days and years of grace

be sweet to me and free

until Thy kiss upon my face

shall call me home to Thee.

 

3.  And in the grave, which Thou didst keep

till Easter morn's first breath,

O let my heart at evetide sleep

and smile upon her death.

 

4.  Then lead me, poor lost sinner, home

all in Thy righteousness -

home to Thy new Jerusalem,

to all Thy wondrousness.

 


Copyright S. A. J. Bradley 2002.

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