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Hearts of Stone Lyrics and Music

The uplifting words and lyrics of the revered hymn begin with "Hearts of stone relent, relent! Break, by Jesus' cross subdued" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "Hearts of Stone" hymn were written by its English author Charles Wesley. The author of the hymn, Charles Wesley, was born on December 18, 1707 and died on March 29, 1788. The delightful music that accompanies the "Hearts of Stone" song of praise was composed by Henri Abraham Cesar Malan.  The composer of the music to the "Hearts of Stone" hymn, Henri Abraham Cesar Malan, was born on July 7, 178 and died on May 18, 1864. We have placed "Hearts of Stone" in the category of Christian Songs. Enjoy the glorifying lyrics of this popular Christian song and worshipful church hymn.

Hearts of Stone Hymn
Title: Hearts of Stone *** Name of Composer: Henri Abraham Cesar Malan *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Charles Wesley *** Hymns Category: Christian Songs



Author of the Lyrics
The author of the beautiful words of the "Hearts of Stone" lyrics, Charles Wesley (December 18, 1707-March 29, 1788), was born in Epworth, Lincolnshire, England and achieved fame as a leader of the Methodist movement and his prolific hymn writing of over 6000 hymns.

Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "Hearts of Stone", Henri Abraham Cesar Malan (July 7, 178-May 18, 1864), was born in Geneva, Switzerland and became famous as a minister, musician and composer.

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Hearts of Stone
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Charles Wesley (December 18, 1707 to March 29, 1788)
Nationality of Author: English

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English

Name of Composer of Music: Henri Abraham Cesar Malan (July 7, 178 to May 18, 1864)
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Hearts of stone relent, relent! Break, by Jesus' cross subdued"
First Publication Date: 1745


Hearts of Stone Lyrics

Hearts of stone relent, relent!
Break, by Jesus' cross subdued;
See His body mangled rent,
Covered with His flowing blood;
Sinful soul! What hast thou done?
Crucified the eternal Son!

Yes, thy sins have done the deed,
Driven the nails that fixed Him there,
Crowned with thorns His sacred head,
Plunged Him with a soldier's spear;
Made His soul a sacrifice,
For a sinful world He dies.

Wilt thou let Him die in vain?
Still to death pursue our God?
Open all His wounds again?
Trample on His precious blood?
No; with all my sins I'll part,
Savior, take my broken heart!

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