1. I want a principle within
of watchful, godly fear,
a sensibility of sin,
a pain to feel it near.
I want the first approach to feel
of pride or wrong desire,
to catch the wandering of my will,
and quench the kindling fire.
2. From thee that I no more may stray,
no more thy goodness grieve,
grant me the filial awe, I pray,
the tender conscience give.
Quick as the apple of an eye,
O God, my conscience make;
awake my soul when sin is nigh,
and keep it still awake.
3. Almighty God of truth and love,
to me thy power impart;
the mountain from my soul remove,
the hardness from my heart.
O may the least omission pain
my reawakened soul,
and drive me to that blood again,
which makes the wounded whole.
Source: The United Methodist Hymnal #410
|First Line:||I want a principle within|
|Author:||Charles Wesley (1749)|
|Instances (1 - 5 of 5)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #422||I want a principle within||I want a principle within||ST. LEONARD (SMART)||Charles Wesley||1983|
|Small Church Music #2709||Gerald||I want a principle within||GERALD||Charles Wesley|
|The Cyber Hymnal #3166||I Want a Principle Within||I want a principle within||GERALD||Charles Wesley||CMD||<cite>Hymns and Sacred Poems</cite>, 1749|
|The United Methodist Hymnal #410||I Want a Principle Within||I want a principle within of watchful, godly fear||GERALD||Charles Wesley||CMD||1989||Sanctifiying and Perfecting Grace | Personal Holiness; Aspiration and Resolve | ; Christian Perfection | ; Integrity ||
|Timeless Truths #697||I Want a Principle Within||I want a principle within of watchful, godly fear||GERALD||Charles Wesley||18.104.22.168||Ephesians 4:30||Carefulness |||Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/I_Want_a_Principle_Within)|