Lyrics by Charles Wesley, 1742.
Music by Russell Powell.
© 2009 Russell Powell
O for a heart to praise my God,
A heart from sin set free,
A heart that always feels Thy blood
So freely shed for me.
A heart resigned, submissive meek,
My great Redeemer’s throne,
Where only Christ is heard to speak,
Where Jesus reigns alone.
A humble, lowly, contrite heart,
Believing, true, and clean,
Which neither life, nor death can part
From Christ who dwells within.
A heart in ev’ry thought renewed
And full of love divine,
Perfect and right and pure and good,
A copy, Lord, of thine.
Thy nature, gracious Lord, impart;
Come quickly from above;
Write Thy new name upon my heart,
Thy new, best name of Love.
O for a heart to love my God,
From sin and darkness free,
Abiding ever with Thee, Lord,
Believing, pure, and clean.