O for a heart to praise and pray

O for a heart to praise and pray

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1 O for a heart to praise and pray,
To spend with Christ this sacred day,
For wings of faith to soar above,
And clasp his feet in arms of love.

2 I'd hold him fast, till he should give,
A word of grace and bid me live.
I'd plead his blood for guilt and sin,
Till he should cleanse from every stain.

3 On him, whose glories fill the skies,
I'd gaze and fix my wondering eyes,
Copy his beauties on my heart,
Till love transform in every part.

4 'Tis he can clothe my naked soul,
And by a word can make we whole;
Send peace and patience to the mind,
And give a heart to God resigned.

The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799

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First Line: O for a heart to praise and pray
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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