Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in The Sil­ver Spray, by How­ard Doane (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: John Church, 1868).

Music: W. How­ard Doane (🔊 pdf nwc).

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W. Howard Doane (1832–1915)

Lyrics

Lord, on Thee my strength re­lies,
O, hear me when I call;
Up to Thee I lift mine eyes,
My life, my help, my all.

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Source of com­fort, spring of grace,
Cleanse my heart from ev­ery sin,
Now re­veal Thy smil­ing face,
And make me pure with­in.

Rock on which my soul would rest,
From storm and tem­pest wild,
Gently pil­lowed on Thy breast,
Protect Thy wea­ry child.

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Let Thy Spi­rit be my guide,
To end­less joys above;
Grant I may ne­ver turn aside,
Or once for­get Thy love.

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Soon my bark will speed its flight,
To yon­der por­tals fair,
Soon ’twill reach the ha­ven bright,
And drop its an­chor there.

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