To Jesus Heart all Burning

This hymn to the Sacred Heart was originally written in German by Aloys Schlör - the original title was "Dem Herzen Jesu Singe".

It was translated by English academic, playwright and Jesuit priest Albany James Christie (1817–1891) - ref.

Publications include St. Patrick's Hymn Book, Glasgow, 1862, and also Christie's "The First Christmas: A Mystery Play" 1876.

The text has meter 76 76  with refrain.   The St Gregory Hnmnal in 1920 published it to an unnamed tune by Nicola Montani, while most other publications since the Catholic Youth's Hymnal in 1871 have used (a variation of) a tune which was initially just listed as "traditional tune" but is today referred to as COR JESU by William Joseph Moher (1823-1877).


This section may contain affiliate links: I earn from qualifying purchases on these. Free downloads are provided where possible (eg for public domain items).


Choir with organ:

Solo singer with guitar:

Congregation with piano, guitar and violin:


To Jesus’ Heart, all burning
With fervent love for all,
My heart with fondest yearning
Shall raise its joyful call.

While ages course along,
Blest be with loudest song,
The sacred heart of Jesus
By ev’ry heart and tongue.
The sacred heart of Jesus
By ev’ry heart and tongue.

O heart, for me on fire
With love no-one can speak
My yet untold desire
God gives me for thy sake.

Too true, I have forsaken
Thy love for wilful sin;
Yet now let me be taken
Back by thy grace again.

As thou are meek and lowly,
And ever pure of heart,
So may my heart be wholly
Of thine the counterpart.

O that to me were given
The pinions of a dove.
I'd speed aloft to heaven
My Jesus love to prove.

When life away is flying,
and earth’s false glare is done;
still, Sacred heart, in dying
I’ll say I’m all thine own.

ABC Notation

What is ABC notation

T:To Jesus Heart all Burning
C:Words A J Christie Music William Joseph Maher (1823-1877)
FG | "D" A2>A2 ^G2 B2 | (A2>d2 ) F2 F2 |  "A" E2 F2 "Em" G2 BA | "D" F6 FG |
w:To_ Je-sus’ Heart, all bu-rn-ing with fer-vent love for_ all. My_
yyyy "D" A2>A2 ^G2 B2 |  (A2>d2  ) F2 F2 | "A" E2 Ac "E7" d3 B | "A" A6   |
w:heart with fond-est yearn_ing shall raise its_ joy-ful call.
A2 | "A" c2>c2 c2 c2 | "Bm" (d4  A2) A2 | "A" e3 d (cB) (AG) | "D" F6 FG |
w:While a-ges course a-long,_ blest be with loud_est_ song, the_
"D" A2 A2 A2 d2 |  "G"d4 B2 B2 | "D" A2 A2 "A7" G2>G2 | "D" F6 FG |
w:sac-red heart of Je-sus by ev-’ry heart and tongue.  The_
"D" A2 A2 A2 d2 | "G" d4  B2 B2 | "D" A2 A2 "A7" c2>c2 | "D" d6 |]
w:sac-red heart of Je-sus by ev-’ry heart and tongue.

See more ...

No comments:

Post a Comment

Sheet Music Now - an alternative company for purchasing sheet music for folk-hymns and contemporary Christian music.

Lists of hymns by topic

Action-songs Adoration Advent African Afro-American All Saints All Souls Alleluia American Angels Annunciation Anointing Ascension Ash Wednesday Assumption Autumn Banquet Baptism Baptist Beatitudes Beauty Benediction Blessing Blindness Blood Call Calming the storm Chant Charismatic Charity Children Christ Christ the King Christmas Commandments Commission Committment Communion Community Confession Confirmation Consolation Contemporary Conversion Country & western Covenant Creation Crucifixion Deliverance Difficulty Discipleship Dismissal Diversity Divine Mercy Domestic-life Don Bosco Dying Easter Easter-tide Elijah Emmaus End-times English Environment Epiphany Eternal life Eucharist Eucharistic Adoration Evangelical Evangelisation Evening Exodus Faith Faithfulness Farewell Fatima Feast Fellowship Fellowship. Community Feminist First Communion Fishermen Folk Folk-rock Following Jesus Foot-washing Forgiveness Francis of Assisi Freedom Friendship Fruitfulness Funerals Gathering Generosity Gentleness Giving Glory Glory to God Goan God the Father God's love God's might God's time Good Counsel Good Friday Good News Good Shepherd Goodness Gospel Grace Greatness Grief Guatemalan Guidance Happiness Harvest Healing Heaven Holidays Holiness Holy family Holy Spirit Holy-name Honesty Hope Hosanna Human dignity Humility hymn Hymns Ignatius of Loyola Immaculate Conception Imprisonment Incarnation Indian Infant of Prague Inspirational Intercession Jazz Jesus Jewish Joan of Arc John John the Baptist Joseph Journey Joy Joyous Kingdom of God Kingship Lamb of God Lament Latin Lauds Lazarus Lead-sheet Lent Light Listening Loneliness Longing Lourdes Love Lutheran Magnificat Mary Mary Help of Christians May Queen Meditation Memorare Mercy Militaristic Ministry Miserere Mission Morning Mother's Day Motherhood Mt Carmel Mystery National anthems Nature Nautical New beginnings Newsletters Offering Offertory Our Father Papal Patience Patriotic Peace Pentecost Pentecostal People Perivian Perpetual Help Perpetual Succour Peter Petition Pilgrimage Pledge Praise Prayer Preparation Presence Presentation Presentation of Jesus Processional Protestant Providence Psalm-23 Psalms Psychedelic-folk Public domain Purgatory Queen of Heaven Recessional Recognising Jesus Reconciliation Remembrance Repentance Reproaches / Improperia Resurrection Revelation Rock Rosary round Royal priesthood Sacred Heart Sacrifice Saints Salvation Scriptural Scripture Sea-farers Seashore Seasons Second-coming Seeking Septuagesima Servanthood Service Shaker Sheet music Shepherds Short Sickness Simeon Simplicity Social justice Spiritual Spring St Andrew St Anne St Anthony of Padua St Brigid St Cecilia St David St Francis Xavier St George St Gerard Majella St Joseph St Louis Jesuits St Luke St Mary MacKillop St Patrick St Paul St Simon and St Jude St Thérèse of Lisieux St Vincent de Paul Star of the Sea Stations of the Cross Stillness Suffering Teacher Teenagers Thanks Thanksgiving The Church The Creed The Cross The Pope Thirst Times of trouble Transfiguration Transition Transitions Triduum Trinity Trust Truth Twelve disciples Unitarian Unity Visitation Vocation Waiting Water Wedding banquet Weddings Widsom Wisdom Witness Work Worship Youth Zacchaeus