COME, Lord, and claim me for thine own;
Saviour, thy right assert;
Come, gracious Lord, set up thy throne,
And reign within my heart.
2 The day of thy great power I feel,
And pant for liberty;
I loathe myself, deny my will,
And give up all for thee.
3 I hate my sins,—no longer mine,
For I renounce them too;
My weakness with thy strength I join
Thy strength shall all subdue.
4 So shall I bless thy pleasing sway,
And, sitting at thy feet,
Thy laws with all my heart obey,—
With all my soul submit.
Methodist Episcopal Hymnal (1870 edition)