Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1869

Comments

My soul to God, my heart to thee
Mon am̂e a ̀Dieu, mon coeur a ̀toi
L. Clapisson
translation by Dr. Wm. J. Wetmore.

English and French words.

New York (24 Beekman Street, New York) : Benjamin W. Hitchcock

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Lyrics

The flag o’er our vessel is flying,
And waves o’er the billowy sea I go,
But my sad heart is sighing,
For home and friends so dear to me.
And while I call up scenes departed,
Remember me, mother on the sea
In faith I yield, though from thee parted,
My soul to God, my heart to thee!
In faith I yield, though from thee parted,
My soul to God, my soul to God, my heart to thee!

I hear the gay songs wildly floating,
They pleasantly fall on the ear;
But how can the heart be devoting
The time to thoughtless revel here!
And when in distant lands I’m dreaming,
O’er faded joys from passion free,
I fondly give, in faith redeeming,
My soul to God, my heart to thee!
I fondly give, in faith redeeming,
My soul to God, my soul to God, my heart to thee!

A wanderer o’er the wild ocean,
Again to my home I return;
My heart with its wonted devotion,
With love undying still doth burn!
O’er the silent tomb he’s sadly weeping
“My son,” he reads, Mourn now for me!
I give in faith, though lowly sleeping,
My soul to God, my heart to thee!
I give in faith, though lowly sleeping,
My soul to God, my soul to God, my heart to thee!

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