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O for a heart to praise my God

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Uploaded by: Agnus_Dei (03/03/15)
Composer: Wright, Thomas
Sample Producer: Lavender Audio
Sample Set: Hereford Cathedral Willis Organ
Software: Hauptwerk IV
Genre: Hymn
Today is my 14th entry in the Lenten Hymn-of-the-Day project.

It serves a "double purpose", since today the Church commemorates John and Charles Wesley. So, we have a lovely, Lenten hymn, with the text being by Charles Wesley (1707-1788).

The text is "typical" of him, in that it combines passion with humility, making for a sincere and devotional prayer.

The music is by Thomas Wright (1763-1829).

One FULL VERSE of introduction.

O for a heart to praise my God,
A heart from sin set free;
A heart that always feels thy blood
So freely spilt for me.

A heart resigned, submissive, meek,
My dear Redeemer's throne;
Where only Christ is hear to speak,
Where Jesus reigns alone:

A humble, lowly, contrite heart,
Believing, true, and clean,
Which neither life nor death can part
From Him that dwells within.

A heart in every thought renewed,
And full of love divine;
Perfect and right and pure and good,
A copy, Lord, of thine.

My heart, thou know'st, can never rest
Till thou create my peace;
Till of mine Eden repossest,
From self, and sin, I cease.

Thy nature, gracious Lord, impart,
Come quickly from above.
Write thy new name upon my heart,
Thy new best name of love.
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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