The United Methodist Hymnal


O For a Heart to Praise My God

1.	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.

2.	A heart resigned, submissive, meek,
	my great Redeemer's throne,
	where only Christ is heard to speak,
	where Jesus reigns alone.

3.	A humble, lowly, contrite heart,
	believing, true, and clean,
	which neither life nor death can part
	from Christ who dwells within.

4.	A heart in every thought renewed
	and full of love divine,
	perfect and right and pure and good,
	a copy, Lord, of thine.

5.	Thy nature, gracious Lord, impart;
	come quickly from above;
	write thy new name upon my heart,
	thy new, best name of Love.

WORDS: Charles Wesley, 1742
MUSIC: Thomas Haweis, 1792
Scripture: Psalm 51:10
Theme: Christian Perfection; Eternal Life; Jesus Christ: Blood; Jesus Christ: Example; Jesus Christ: Name of; Obedience; Sanctifiying and Perfecting Grace: Personal Holiness; Sanctifiying and Perfecting Grace: Prayer, Trust, Hope