398. Renew Me, O Eternal Light

1 Renew me, O eternal Light,
And let my heart and soul be bright,
Illumined with the light of grace
That issues from Thy holy face.

2 Destroy in me the lust of sin;
From all impureness make me clean.
Oh, grant me pow'r and strength, my God,
To strive against my flesh and blood.

3 Create in me a new heart, Lord,
That gladly I obey Thy Word.
And naught but what Thou wilt, desire;
With such new life my soul inspire.

4 Grant that I only Thee may love
And seek those things which are above
Till I behold Thee face to face,
O Light eternal, through Thy grace.


Text Information
First Line: Renew me, O eternal Light
Title: Renew Me, O Eternal Light
German Title: Erneure mich, o ew'ges Licht
Translator: August Crull, d. 1923
Author: Johann F. Ruopp (1714, cento)
Meter: L.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Topic: Sanctification (The Christian Life): Consecration
Tune Information
Meter: L.M.
Key: B♭ Major

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