Karl F. Lochner, 1673; German text
Soul, what return has God, thy Savior,|
For all He gives thee day by day?
Oh, hast thou in thy gift a favor
That can delight and please Him?--Say!
The best of offerings He requires:
Thy heart it is that He desires.
3. Give unto God thy heart's affection,
4. Accept the gift which Thou requirest,|
My heart and soul, O gracious God,
The first-fruits Thou so much desirest,
For which Thy Son paid with His blood.
To Thee I willingly assign
My heart, dear Lord, for it is Thine.
5. Whom should I give my heart's affection
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