5384. O Thou, Who All Things Canst Control

1. O Thou, who all things canst control,
Chase this dead slumber from my soul;
With joy and fear, with love and awe,
Give me to keep Thy perfect law.

2. O, may one beam of Thy blest light
Pierce through, dispel the shades of night:
Touch my cold breast with heavenly fire,
With holy, conquering zeal inspire.

3. For zeal I sigh, for zeal I pant;
Yet heavy is my soul and faint:
With steps unwavering, undismayed,
Give me in all Thy paths to tread.

4. With outstretched hands, and streaming eyes,
Oft I begin to grasp the prize;
I groan, I strive, I watch, I pray;
But ah! how soon it dies away!

5. The deadly slumber soon I feel
Afresh upon my spirit steal:
Rise, Lord; stir up Thy quickening power,
And wake me that I sleep no more.

6. Single of heart, O! may I be,
Nothing may I desire but Thee:
Far, far from me the world remove,
And all that holds me from Thy love.

Text Information
First Line: O Thou, who all things canst control
Title: O Thou, Who All Things Canst Control
German Title: Ach treib aus meiner Seel'
Author: Sigmund C. Gmelin, 1679-1707
Translator (from German): John Wesley
Meter: LM
Language: English
Source: Translation in Hymns and Sacred Poems (London: William Strahan, 1739), pages 12-13
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: REST (Bradbury)
Composer: William Bachelder Bradbury (1843)
Meter: LM
Incipit: 55515 53244 42767
Key: D Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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