1 Gracious God, my heart renew,
make my spirit right and true;
in your presence let me stay,
by your Spirit show the way;
your salvation's joy impart,
steadfast make my willing heart.
2 So shall sinners be restored
and return to you, their Lord;
Savior, all my guilt remove,
and my tongue shall sing your love;
touch my silent lips, O Lord,
and my mouth shall praise accord.
3 Not the formal sacrifice
has acceptance in your eyes;
broken hearts are in your sight
more than sacrificial rite;
contrite spirit, pleading cries,
you, O God, will not despise.
4 Prosper Zion in thy grace
and her broken walls replace:
then our righteous sacrifice
shall delight your holy eyes;
freewill offerings, gladly made,
on your altar shall be laid.
|First Line:||Gracious God, my heart renew|
|Title:||Gracious God, My Heart Renew|
|Topic:||Biblical Names and Places: Jerusalem; Biblical Names and Places: Zion; Broken-hearted(42 more...)|
|Source:||Psalter, 1912, alt.|
|Notes:||For alternate tune with refrain see 51N|
|Composer:||Richard Redhead (1853)|
|Notes:||The texts of 51 O and 51 N are both from the Psalter, 1912, and are interchangeable. When singing 51 O to the melody by Tom Miner, add the refrain after each stanza. When singing 51 N to the tune REHEAD 76, the refrain is omitted.|