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