Oh, for a heart to praise my God

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Oh, for a heart to praise my God,
  A heart from sin set free,
With conscience sprinkled by the blood
  So freely shed for me.
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A heart resigned, submissive, meek,
  My dear Redeemer’s throne;
Where only Christ is heard to speak,
  Where Jesus reigns alone.
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A humble, lowly, contrite heart,
  Believing, true, and clean,
Which neither death nor life can part
  From Him that dwells within.
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A heart in every thought renewed,
  And filled with love divine;
Perfect and right, and pure and good,
  A copy, Lord, of Thine.
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Thy nature, gracious Lord, impart,
  Come quickly from above;
Write Thy new name upon my heart,
  Thy new, best name of Love.
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Rosita Enriquez

United States

Is there or can someone come up with another tune....lyrics are wonderful! I think our young people will enjoy it.


Steve Miller

Detroit, MI, United States

This hymn, written by Charles Wesley less than 4 years after his conversion, is based on Ps 51:10, "Create in me a clean heart, O God." - Great Songs of Faith by Brown & Norton

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The original 3rd line of stanza 1 says:

"A heart that always feels Thy blood" instead of "With conscience sprinkled by the blood"

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There are 3 additional stanzas not usually included in hymnals, which come before the last stanza:

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Thy tender heart is still the same,

And melts at human woe:

Jesus, for thee distressed I am,

I want Thy love to know.

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My heart, Thou know’st, can never rest

Till Thou create my peace;

Till of mine Eden repossest,

From self, and sin, I cease.

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Fruit of Thy gracious lips, on me

Bestow that peace unknown,

The hidden manna, and the tree

Of life, and the white stone.


The Hagen Nation

United States

Amen and amen.