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Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley


TUNE: Belmont

O for a heart to praise my God

Charles Wesley was possibly the most prolific hymn writer that ever lived. It is estimated that he wrote more than 6500 hymns. He was born In Epworth, Lincolnshire (UK) . Along side his brother, John, Charles was used mightily by God during the 18th century ‘Great Evangelical Awaking’.


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 heard 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.


Thy tender heart is still the same,
And melts at human woe:
Jesu, for Thee distressed I am,
I want Thy love to know.


My heart, Thou knowest, can never rest
Till Thou create my peace;
Till, of my Eden repossessed,
From self and sin I cease.


Fruit of Thy gracious lips, on me
Bestow that peace unknown,
The hidden manna, and the tree
Of life, and the white stone.


Thy nature, dearest Lord, impart;
Come quickly from above,
Write Thy new name upon my heart,
Thy new, best name of Love.