438. O for a Heart to Praise My God

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1 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 resigned, submissive, meek,
my great Redeemer's throne,
where only Christ is heard to speak,
where Jesus reigns alone;

3 a humble, lowly, contrite heart,
believing, true, and clean,
which neither life nor death can part
from him that dwells within;

4 a heart in ev'ry thought renewed,
and full of love divine,
perfect and right, and pure and good,
a copy, Lord, of thine!

5 My heart, thou know'st, can never rest
till thou create my peace,
till of my Eden repossess'd,
from self and sin I cease.

6 Thy nature, gracious Lord, impart;
come quickly from above;
write thy new name upon my heart,
thy new best name of love!

Text Information
First Line: O for a heart to praise my God
Title: O for a Heart to Praise My God
Author: Charles Wesley (1742)
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: CM
Scripture: Jeremiah 31:33; Psalm 51:10; Psalm 51:17
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Thomas Jackson (1780)
Meter: CM
Key: C Major

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