Scripture Verse

I will establish My covenant with thee; and thou shalt know that I am the Lord, that thou mayest remember, and be confounded, and never open thy mouth any more because of thy shame, when I am pacified toward thee for all that thou hast done, saith the Lord God. Ezekiel 16:62–63

Introduction

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Samuel S. Wesley
(1810–1876)

Words: Charles Wes­ley, Short Hymns (Bris­tol, Eng­land: E. Far­ley, 1762), num­ber 1258.

Music: Sno­ho­mish Sam­u­el S. Wes­ley (1810–1876) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Charles Wesley
(1707–1788)

Lyrics

O God, most merciful and true,
Thy nature to my soul impart;
’Stablish with me the covenant new,
And write salvation on my heart.

To real holiness restored,
O let me gain my Savior’s mind,
And in the knowledge of my Lord,
Fullness of life eternal find!

Remember, Lord, my sins no more,
That them I may no more forget;
But, sunk in guiltless shame adore,
In speechless wonder at Thy feet.

O’erwhelmed with Thy stupendous grace,
I shall not in Thy presence move,
But breathe unutterable praise,
And rapturous awe, and silent love.

Then every murmuring thought and vain
Expires, in sweet confusion lost;
I cannot of my cross complain,
I cannot of my goodness boast.

Pardoned for all that I have done,
My mouth as in the dust I hide
And glory give to God alone,
My God forever pacified.