Friday, March 31, 2023

O for a heart to praise my God

500 C. M.
A perfect heart the Redeemer’s throne.

O FOR a heart to praise my God,
   A heart from sin set free ;—
   A heart that always feels thy blood,
   So freely spilt for me :—

2 A heart resign’d, submissive, meek,
   My great Redeemer’s throne;
   Where only Christ is heard to speak,—
   Where Jesus reigns alone.

3 O for a lowly, contrite heart,
   Believing, true, and clean;
   Which neither life nor death can part
   From Him that dwells within:—

4 A heart in every thought renew‘d.
   And full of love divine;
   Perfect, and right, and pure, and good,
   A copy, Lord, of thine.

5 Thy nature, gracious Lord, impart;
   Come quickly from above;
   Write thy new name upon my heart.—
   Thy new, best name of Love
                        Charles Wesley
                        Methodist Episcopal hymnal (1870 edition)

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