Seeking a Whole Heart

My Whole Heart by Dan Couvrette

The word salvation means wholeness,
and this is what we are to seek for in our love of God, neighbor, and self.
– Steve Harper, Finding the Bridge

Worship Resource:
Seeking a Whole Heart

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
United Methodist Hymnal
#298, verse 1, 2, 4

When I survey the wondrous cross
On which the Prince of glory died,
My richest gain I count but loss,
And pour contempt on all my pride.

Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast,
Save in the death of Christ, my God!
All the vain things that charm me most,
I sacrifice them to His blood.

Were the whole realm of nature mine,
That were an offering far too small;
Love so amazing, so divine,
Demands my soul, my life, my all.

ONE: Psalm 86:11 (NRSV)
Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth;
give me an undivided heart to revere your name.

ALL: Psalm 86:12 (NRSV)
I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart,
and I will glorify your name forever.

Be Thou My Vision
United Methodist Hymnal #451, verses 1-2

Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart,
naught be all else to me, save that thou art;
Thou my best thought by day or by night,
Waking or sleeping, thy presence my light.

Be thou my wisdom, and thou my true word,
I ever with thee and thou with me Lord;
Thou and thou only, first in my heart
Great God of Heaven my treasure thou art

Prayer for a New Heart
By Dag Hammerskjöld
United Methodist Hymnal #392

ALL:
Thou who are over us,
Thou who art one of us,
Thou who art:
Give me a pure heart, that I may see thee;
a humble heart, that I may hear thee;
a heart of love, that I may serve thee;
a heart of faith, that I may abide in thee. Amen.

Lord, I Want to Be a Christian
United Methodist Hymnal #402

Lord, I want to be a Christian in my heart, in my heart;
Lord, I want to be a Christian in my heart.
In my heart, in my heart,
Lord, I want to be a Christian in my heart, in my heart.

Lord, I want to be more loving in my heart, in my heart,
Lord, I want to be more loving in my heart.
In my heart, in my heart,
Lord, I want to be more loving in my heart, in my heart.

Lord, I want to be more holy in my heart, in my heart,
Lord, I want to be more holy in my heart.
In my heart, in my heart,
Lord, I want to be more holy in my heart, in my heart.

Lord, I want to be like Jesus in my heart, in my heart,
Lord, I want to be like Jesus in my heart.
In my heart, in my heart,
Lord, I want to be like Jesus in my heart, in my heart.

Click Here for a wonderful prayer by Steve Garnaas Holmes entitled The Heart of Christ

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compilation © 2012 Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia
You are welcome to use this work in a worship setting with proper attribution. Please contact Lisa for information and permission to publish this work in any form.

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