Take my poor heart just as it is (Benjamin Milgrove)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2012-11-12).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 49 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
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General Information

Title: Take my poor heart just as it is
Composer: Benjamin Milgrove
Lyricist: Maria Theresa Stonehouse

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published: 1768 in Sixteen hymns, no.  
Description: The general congregation (sometimes divided into men and women) should sing the Air, accompanying harmonies to be taken by the choir. Words by Maria Theresa Stonehouse, before 1742, My Jesus, look on me thy child, in nine stanzas. Milgrove used the third stanza in his composition; in some hymn compilations (e. g., Whitefield 1777) appears the hymn Take my poor heart just as it is, comprising the third, seventh, eighth, and ninth stanzas of Stonehouse's hymn.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at My Jesus, look on me thy child.