Scripture Verse

God is love. 1 John 4:8


Words: Au­thor un­known, in A Col­lect­ion of Hymns for the Use of the Peo­ple Called Me­thod­ists.

Music: Car­lisle Charles Lock­hart, 1791 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Lockhart (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?


God of almighty love,
By whose sufficient grace
I lift my heart to things above,
And humbly seek Thy face.

Through Jesus Christ the Just,
My faint desires receive;
And let me in Thy goodness trust,
And to Thy glory live.

Whate’er I say or do,
Thy glory be my aim;
My offerings all be offered through
The ever-blessèd name!

Jesu, my single eye
Be fixed on Thee alone:
Thy name be praised on earth, on high;
Thy will by all be done!

Spirit of faith, inspire
My consecrated heart;
Fill me with pure, celestial fire,
With all Thou hast, and art.

My feeble mind transform,
And, perfectly renewed,
Into a saint exalt a worm,
A worm exalt to God!