Create in me a clean heart, O God.@Psalm 51:10

Clara E. Smith, in Pearls of Paradise, abridged edition, by William G. Cooper (Chicago, Illinois: Robert R. McCabe, 1891).

William G. Cooper (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William G. Cooper (1861-1938)

Take my heart and let it be
Cleansed from all impurity;
Fill it then with love divine,
Make it, O my Lord, like Thine.
Lord, I give to Thee my will,
Speak the word, Oh peace, be still;
There shall be no more a strife
With Thy will, O Christ, my life.

Refrain

Take my heart and let it be
Cleansed from all impurity;
Fill it, too, with love divine;
Make it, O my Lord, like Thine.

Lead me, Lord, where Thou shalt choose;
Nevermore will I refuse
Thee the right to reign within,
O my Savior, from all sin.
All is on the altar laid;
And my faith on Thee is stayed;
Now, O Lord, I wait the fire,
Burning every base desire.

Refrain

Now I feel the blood applied;
Let me, Christ, in Thee abide;
Walk with me from day to day;
Lead me, Savior, all the way.
Savior, this my gift to Thee;
Greater Thine, O Lord, to me—
Thy rich grace in me to dwell,
This assurance, All is well.

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