1 O Jesus, Saviour, hear my cry,
And all my need just now supply!
New power I want, and strength and light,
That I may conquer in the fight.
O let me have, where’er I go,
Thy strength to conquer every foe!
2 I need thy love my heart to fill,
To tell to all thy blessèd will,
And to the hopeless souls make known
The power that dwells in thee alone;
And then wherever I shall go
Thy power shall conquer every foe.
3 O make my life one blazing fire
Of pure and fervent heart-desire
The lost to find, the low to raise,
And give them cause thy name to praise,
Because wherever I may go
I show thy power to every foe!
4 Let love be first, let love be last,
Its light o’er all my life be cast;
Come now, my Saviour, from above
And deluge all my soul with love,
So that wherever I may go
Thy love shall conquer every foe.
William Matthews (b. Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England, 1759; d. Nottingham, England, 1830) composed MADRID (not to be confused with another tune of that name associated with "Come, Christians, Join to Sing") early in the nineteenth century, but it is not clear how the tune acquired its name. Matthews w…