Scripture Verse

A new heart…will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you. Ezekiel 36:26

Introduction

Words: Anon­y­mous, in A Col­lect­ion of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of the Lock Cha­pel, 1803; verse 3 add­ed in Bick­er­steth’s Chris­tian Psalm­o­dy, 1833. Of this hymn, Ju­lian says, It is some­times at­trib­ut­ed to John Stew­art, but we have failed to find au­thor­i­ty for the stat­ement.

Music: Storrs Ti­mo­thy R. Mat­thews, 1883 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

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Timothy R. Matthews
(1826–1910)

Lyrics

Come, Holy Spirit, calm my mind,
And fit me to approach my God;
Remove each vain, each worldly thought,
And lead me to Thy blest abode.

Hast Thou imparted to my soul
A living spark of heavenly fire?
O kindle now the sacred flame;
Teach it to burn with pure desire.

Impress upon my wandering mind
The love that Christ for sinners bore;
And give a new, a contrite heart,
A heart the Savior to adore.

A brighter faith and hope impart,
And let me now the Savior see;
O soothe and cheer my burdened heart,
And bid my spirit rest in Thee.