A broken and contrite heart, O God, You will not despise.@Psalm 51:17
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William Cowper (1731-1800)

William Cowper, Olney Hymns (London: W. Oliver, 1779), number 64.

Soho Joseph Barnby, 1881 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Joseph Barnby (1838-1896)

The Lord will happiness divine
On contrite hearts bestow;
Then tell me, gracious God, is mine
A contrite heart or no?

I hear, but seem to hear in vain,
Insensible as steel;
If aught is felt, ’tis only pain,
To find I cannot feel.

I sometimes think myself inclined
To love Thee if I could;
But often feel another mind,
Averse to all that’s good.

My best desires are faint and few,
I fain would strive for more;
But when I cry, My strength renew!
Seem weaker than before.

Thy saints are comforted, I know,
And love Thy house of prayer;
I therefore go where others go,
But find no comfort there.

Oh make this heart rejoice, or ache;
Decide this doubt for me;
And if it be not broken, break,
And heal it, if it be.