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Subjection to CHRIST.

From the German.

1 JESU, to Thee my Heart I bow,
2 Strange Flames far from my Soul remove;
3 Fairest among ten thousand Thou,
4 Be Thou my Lord, my Life, my Love.
5 All Heav'n Thou fill'st with pure Desire;
6 O shine upon my frozen Breast;
7 With sacred Warmth my Heart inspire,
8 May I too thy hid Sweetness taste.
9 I see thy Garments roll'd in Blood,
10 Thy streaming Head, thy Hands, thy Side,
11 All hail, Thou Suff'ring, conquering GOD!
12 Now Man shall live; for GOD hath dy'd.
13 O kill in Me this Rebel Sin,
14 And triumph o'er my willing Breast:
15 Restore thy Image, Lord, therein,
16 And lead me to my Father's Rest.
17 Ye earthly Loves, be far away!
18 Saviour, be Thou my Love alone;
19 No more may Mine usurp the Sway,
20 But in me thy great Will be done!
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21 Yea Thou true Witness, spotless Lamb,
22 All Things for Thee I count but Loss;
23 My sole Desire, my constant Aim,
24 My only Glory be thy Cross!


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Title (in Source Edition): Subjection to CHRIST. From the German.
Author: Rev. John Wesley (translator)
Genres: hymn; translation

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Wesley, John, 1703-1791. Wesley, Charles, 1707-1788. Hymns and sacred poems: Published by John Wesley, ... and Charles Wesley, ... London: printed by William Strahan; and sold by James Hutton; and at Mr. Bray's, 1739, pp. 122-123. x,[6],223,[1]p.; 12⁰. (ESTC T31323; OTA K034809.000) (Page images digitized from a copy in the Bodleian Library [Vet. A4 f. 254].)

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