This Heart of Mine

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God's word is clear about the condition of sinful humanity, of which we are all a member. We are described as being dead in trespasses and sins (Ephesians 2:1), with a heart that is desperately wicked (Jeremiah 17:9). Joseph Hart experienced this desperate condition of his heart and gave us personal, cutting hymn that helps us cry to God for Him to change our stubborn hearts. We know that it is only God, by His Spirit, that can move our hearts to worship Him as He designed and commands.


The rocks may rend; the earth may quake;
The seas can roar; the mountains shake:
Of feeling, all things show some sign,
But this unfeeling heart of mine.

O for a glance of heaven's day,
To take this stubborn stone away;
And thaw with beams of love divine
This heart, this frozen heart of mine.

But there is One who can do the deed,
And His resistless touch I need!
Only Your Spirit can make my tears resign,
Only You can move, Only You can melt
This heart of mine.

To hear the sorrows You have felt,
The hardest flint on earth would melt:
But can I read each tender line,
And nothing move this heart of mine?

Your judgments, too, unmoved, I hear,
Amazing thought! which devils fear:
Goodness and wrath in vain combine
To stir this senseless heart of mine.

Only You can move, Only You can melt
This heart of mine.

Words by Joseph Hart (1712-68) and David Ward. Music by David L. Ward.
© 2002, admin by Thousand Tongues.


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This song has been a real blessing to me - so true to my own experience. Would it be possible to post the chords online please?


» Joe Bailey on May 15th, 2009


I actually had an old lead sheet already charted out so I dusted it off and just posted it. Thanks for letting me know that the song has ministered to you.
» David Ward on May 16th, 2009
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