Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Lead me forth!

496 L. M.
The land of rest.

THY loving Spirit, Lord, alone,
   Can lead me forth, and make me free;
   The bondage break in which I groan,
   And set my heart at liberty.

2 Now let thy Spirit bring me in,
   And give thy servant to possess
   The land of rest from inbred sin,—
   The land of perfect holiness.

3 Lord, I believe thy power the same;
   The same thy truth and grace endure;
   And in thy blessed hands I am,
   And trust thee for it perfect cure.

4 Come, Saviour, come, and make me whole;
   Entirely all my sins remove;
   To perfect health restore my soul,—
   To perfect holiness and love.
                        Charles Wesley
                        Methodist Episcopal hymnal (1870 edition)

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