400. O for a principle within

1 O for a principle within
Of jealous godly fear;
O for a tender dread of sin,
A pain to feel it near.

2 That I from Thee no more may part,
No more Thy goodness grieve,
The filial awe, the loving heart,
The tender conscience give.

3 Quick as the apple of an eye,
O God, my conscience make;
Awake my soul when sin is nigh,
And keep it still awake.

4 If to the right or left I stray,
That moment, Lord, reprove;
Nor let me wander far away,
Nor ever grieve Thy Love.

5 O may the least omission pain
My well-instructed soul;
And drive me to that Blood again,
Which makes the wounded whole.

Text Information
First Line: O for a principle within
Author: C. Wesley (1749, a.)
Meter: C. M.
Publication Date: 1868
Topic: The Christian Life: Holiness
Notes: Alternate tune: #72 or #91
Tune Information
Name: DUNFERMLINE
Meter: C. M.
Key: F Major
Notes: Source from index: Scotch Psalter, 1615



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