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True, I can't deserve to share
In a favour so divine ; But since sin first fixed Thee there,
None have greater sins than mine ; And to this my woful plea, Witness thou, Gethsemane !
Sins against a holy God;
Sins against his righteous laws ; Sins against his love, his blood,
Sins against his name and cause, Sins immense as is the sea : -Hide me, 0 Gethsemane !
Saviour, all the stone remove
From my flinty, frozen heart; Thaw it with the beams of love,
Pierce it with thy mercy's dart ; Wound the heart that wounded Thee; -Break it in Gethsemane !
“HE SHALL TAKE OF MINE, AND SHALL SHEW IT
COME, Holy Spirit, come ;
Let Thy bright beams arise :
And open all our eyes.
Cheer our desponding hearts,
Thou heavenly Paraclete ;
At our Redeemer's feet.
Revive our drooping faith ;
Our doubts and fears remove ;
Of never-dying love.
Convince us of our sin;
Then lead to Jesu's blood ;
The secret love of God.
Shew us that loving Man,
That rules the courts of bliss,
Th' eternal Prince of Peace.
'Tis thine to cleanse the heart,
To sanctify the soul,
And new-create the whole.
If thou, celestial Dove,
Thine influence withdraw, What easy victims soon we fall
To conscience, wrath, and law.
No longer burns our love ;
Our faith and patience fail ;
Our feeble souls assail.
Dwell, therefore, in our hearts ;
Our minds from bondage free ; Then shall we know, and praise, and love,
The Father, Son, and Thee.
“I WILL TAKE AWAY THE HEART OF STONE."
On! for a glance of heavenly day,
The rocks can rend; the earth can quake ;
To hear the sorrows thou hast felt,
Thy judgments, too, unmoved I hear,