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