1. Come, O Thou all-victorious Lord!
Thy power to us make known;
Strike with the hammer of Thy Word,
And break these hearts of stone.
2. O that we all might now begin
Our foolishness to mourn;
And turn at once from every sin,
And to our Savior turn!
3. Give us ourselves and Thee to know,
In this our gracious day;
Repentance unto life bestow,
And take our sins away.
4. Conclude us first in unbelief,
And freely then release;
Fill every soul with sacred grief,
And then with sacred peace.
5. Impoverish, Lord, and then relieve,
And then enrich the poor;
The knowledge of our sickness give,
The knowledge of our cure.
6. That blessèd sense of guilt impart,
And then remove the load;
Trouble, and wash the troubled heart
In the atoning blood.
7. Our desperate state through sin declare,
And speak our sins forgiv’n;
By perfect holiness prepare,
And take us up to Heav’n.
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1065
”Strike with the hammer of Thy word And break these hearts of stone."It was first published in Hymns & Sacred Poems, 1749, in 7 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed, "Written before preaching at Portland." In 1780 it was included, with two minor alterations, in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, No. 82, and has been retained in all subsequent editions. From that collection it has passed into many others, in Great Britain and America. Original text, Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. v. p. 124. In Kennedy, 1863, No. 354, it appears in a slightly altered form as, “All gracious, all victorious Lord," but its use as thus altered is not extensive. A cento composed of stanzas iii., v. and iv. slightly altered was also given in the American Unitarian Hymns for the Church of Christ, Boston, 1853, as, "Give us ourselves and Thee to know." --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)