1. Rites cannot change the heart,
Undo the evil done,
Or with the uttered name impart
The nature of Thy Son.
2. To meet our desperate want,
There gushed a crimson flood;
O from His heart’s o’erflowing font
Baptize this soul with blood!
3. Be grace from Christ our Lord,
And love from God supreme,
By the communing Spirit poured
In a perpetual stream!
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #5825
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|The Cyber Hymnal #5825||Rites Cannot Change the Heart||Rites cannot change the heart||DENNIS||William M. Bunting||SM||Leifchild's <cite>Original Hymns</cite>, 1842, titled "Father, Our Child We Place" The version below, starting at stanza four of the original, appeared in the American Methodist Episcopal <cite>Hymnal</cite>, 1878|