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Supplication for Grace.

From the same.

1 O GOD of GOD, in whom combine
2 The Heights and Depths of Love Divine,
3 With thankful Hearts to Thee we sing!
4 To Thee our longing Souls aspire
5 In fervent Flames of strong Desire:
6 Come, and thy sacred Unction bring.
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7 All things in Earth and Air and Sea
8 Exist and live and move in Thee;
9 All Nature trembles at thy Voice:
10 With Awe ev'n we thy Children prove
11 Thy Pow'r. O let us taste thy Love;
12 So evermore shall we rejoice.
13 O pow'rful Love, to Thee we bow,
14 Object of all our Wishes Thou,
15 (Our Hearts are naked to thine Eye)
16 To Thee, who from th' Eternal Throne
17 Cam'st, empty'd of thy Godhead down
18 For Us to groan, to bleed, to die.
19 Grace we implore; when Billows roll.
20 Grace is the Anchor of the Soul;
21 Grace ev'ry Sickness knows to heal:
22 Grace can subdue each fond Desire,
23 And Patience in all Pain inspire,
24 Howe'er rebellious Nature swell.
25 O Love, our stubborn Wills subdue,
26 Create our ruin'd Frame anew;
27 Dispel our Darkness by thy Light:
28 Into all Truth our Spirit guide,
29 But from our Eyes for ever hide
30 All things displeasing in thy Sight.
31 Be Heav'n ev'n now our Soul's Abode,
32 Hid be our Life with CHRIST in GOD,
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33 Our Spirit, LORD, be One with Thine:
34 Let all our Works in Thee be wrought,
35 And fill'd with Thee be all our Thought,
36 Till in us thy full Likeness shine.


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Title (in Source Edition): Supplication for Grace. From the same.
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. 182-184. 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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