O For A Heart To Praise And Pray

O for a heart to praise and pray,
To spend with Christ this sacred day,
For wings of faith to soar above,
And clasp his feet in arms of love.

I’d hold him fast, till he should give,
A word of grace and bid me live.
I’d plead his blood for guilt and sin,
Till he should cleanse from every stain.

On him, whose glories fill the skies,
I’d gaze and fix my wondering eyes,
Copy his beauties on my heart,
Till love transform in every part.

‘Tis he can clothe my naked soul,
And by a word can make we whole;
Send peace and patience to the mind,
And give a heart to God resigned.

The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors,