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1 GRANTED is the Saviour's Prayer,
2 Sent the gracious Comforter;
3 Promise of our parting LORD,
4 JESUS to his Heav'n restor'd:
5 CHRIST; who now gone up on high,
6 Captive leads Captivity,
7 While his Foes from Him receive
8 Grace, that GOD with Man may live.
9 GOD, the everlasting GOD,
10 Makes with Mortals his Abode,
11 Whom the Heavens cannot contain,
12 He vouchsafes to dwell in Man.
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13 Never will he thence depart,
14 Inmate of an humble Heart;
15 Carrying on his Work within,
16 Striving till he cast out Sin.
17 There He helps our feeble Moans,
18 Deepens our imperfect Groans;
19 Intercedes in Silence there,
20 Sighs th' Unutterable Prayer.
21 Come, Divine and peaceful Guest,
22 Enter our devoted Breast;
23 HOLY GHOST, our Hearts inspire,
24 Kindle there the Gospel-Fire.
25 Crown the agonizing Strife,
26 Principle, and LORD of Life;
27 Life Divine in us renew,
28 Thou the Gift and Giver too!
29 Now descend and shake the Earth,
30 Wake us into Second Birth;
31 Now thy quick'ning Influence give,
32 Blow and these dry Bones shall live!
33 Brood Thou o'er our Nature's Night,
34 Darkness kindles into Light;
35 Spread thy over-shadowing Wings,
36 Order from Confusion springs.
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37 Pain and Sin, and Sorrow cease,
38 Thee we taste, and all is Peace;
39 Joy Divine in Thee we prove,
40 Light of Truth, and Fire and Love.


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Title (in Source Edition): HYMN for WHITSUNDAY.
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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. 213-215. 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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