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1 SAVIOUR, the World's and Mine,
2 Was ever Grief like Thine!
3 Thou my Pain, my Curse hast took,
4 All my Sins were laid on Thee;
5 Help me, LORD; to Thee I look,
6 Draw me, Saviour, after Thee.
7 'Tis done! My GOD hath died,
8 My Love is Crucify'd!
9 Break this stony Heart of mine,
10 Pour my Eyes a ceaseless Flood,
11 Feel, my Soul, the Pangs Divine,
12 Catch, my Heart, the issuing Blood!
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13 When, O my GOD, shall I
14 For Thee submit to die?
15 How the mighty Debt repay,
16 Rival of thy Passion prove?
17 Lead me in Thyself the Way,
18 Melt my Hardness into Love.
19 To Love is all my Wish,
20 I only live for This:
21 Grant me, Lord, my Heart's Desire,
22 There by Faith for ever dwell:
23 This I always will require
24 Thee and only Thee to feel.
25 Thy Pow'r I pant to prove
26 Rooted and fixt in Love,
27 Strengthned by thy Spirit's Might,
28 Wise to fathom things Divine,
29 What the Length and Breadth and Height,
30 What the Depth of Love like Thine.
31 Ah! give me This to know
32 With all thy Saints below.
33 Swells my Soul to compass Thee,
34 Gasps in Thee to live and move,
35 Fill'd with All the Deity,
36 All immerst and lost in Love!


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Title (in Source Edition): IId HYMN to CHRIST.
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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. 168-169. 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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