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214. My heart is full of Christ, and longs

1 My heart is full of Christ, and longs
this glorious matter to declare!
Of him I make my loftier songs,
I cannot from his praise forbear;
my ready tongue makes haste to sing
the glories of my heavenly King.

2 Fairer than all the earth-born race,
perfect in comeliness thou art;
replenished are thy lips with grace,
and full of love thy tender heart:
God ever blest! we bow the knee,
and own all fullness dwells in thee.

3 Gird on thy thigh the Spirit’s sword,
and take to thee thy power divine;
stir up thy strength, almighty Lord,
all power and majesty are thine:
assert thy worship and renown;
O all-redeeming God, come down.

4 Come, and maintain thy righteous cause,
and let thy glorious toil succeed;
spread forth the victory of thy cross,
ride on, and prosper in thy deed;
through earth triumphantly ride on,
and reign in every heart alone.

Text Information
First Line: My heart is full of Christ, and longs
Author: Charles Wesley, 1707-88
Publication Date: 1999
Meter: 88.88.88
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Commissioning Service; Grace; Holy Spirit (8 more...)
Language: English
Notes: May be sung to SURREY 426
Tune Information
Arranger: C. L. F.
Composer (attributed to): J. Howgate
Meter: 88.88.88
Key: F Major
Source: Howgate's 'Sacred Music', c. 1820
Copyright: Arrangement © C. L. Fouvy

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