LXIX. The thing my God doth hate

1 The thing my God doth hate,
That I no more may do,
Thy creature, Lord, again create,
And all my soul renew;
My soul shall then, like thine,
Abhor the thing unclean,
And sanctify'd by love divine,
For ever cease from sin.

2 That blessed law of thine,
Jesu, to me impart;
Thy Spirit's law of life divine,
O write it on my heart!
Implant it deep within,
Whence it may ne'er remove,
The law of liberty from sin,
The perfect law of love.

3 Thy nature be my law,
Thy spotless sanctity,
And sweetly ev'ry moment draw
My happy soul to thee;
Soul of my soul remain,
Who didst for all fulfil,
In me, O Lord, fulfil again
Thy heav'nly Father's will.

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First Line: The thing my God doth hate
Publication Date: 1788
Topic: Petition
Language: English
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