The New Covenant

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1 O God most merciful and true,
Thy nature to my soul impart;
’Stablish with me the cov'nant new,
And write perfection on my heart.

2 To real holiness restored,
O let me gain my Saviour’s mind;
And in the knowledge of my Lord
Fulness of life eternal find.

3 Remember, Lord, my sins no more,
That them I may no more forget;
But, sunk in guiltless shame, adore
With speechless wonder at thy feet.

4 O’erwhelmed with thy stupendous grace,
I shall not in thy presence move;
But breathe unutterable praise,
And rapturous awe, and silent love.

5 Then every murmuring thought and vain
Expires in sweet confusion lost:
I cannot of my cross complain,
I cannot of my goodness boast.

6 Pardon'd for all that I have done,
My mouth as in the dust I hide,
And glory give to God alone,
My God forever pacified!

Source: A Pocket Hymn Book: designed as a constant companion for the pious, collected from various authors (9th ed.) #HXXIII

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O God most merciful and true
Title: The New Covenant
Author: Charles Wesley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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