Wednesday, January 11, 2023

The fulness of God

42 C. M.
The fulness of God

BEING of beings, God of love,
   To thee our hearts we raise;
   Thy all-sustaining power we prove,
   And gladly sing thy praise.

2 Thine, wholly thine, we pant to be;
   Our sacrifice receive:
   Made, and preserved, and saved by thee,
   To thee ourselves we give.

3 Heavenward our every wish aspires,
   For all thy mercy’s store;
   The sole return thy love requires,
   Is that we ask for more.

4 For more we ask;
   We open then our hearts t’ embrace thy will;
   Turn, and revive us, Lord, again;
   With all thy fulness fill.

5 Come, Holy Ghost, the Saviour's love
   Shed in our hearts abroad;
   So shall we ever live, and move,
   And be, with Christ in God.
                  Charles Wesley
                  Methodist Episcopal Hymnal (1870 edition)

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