O for a heart to praise my God,
A heart from sin set free!
A heart that always feels Thy blood,
So freely shed for me!
A heart resign’d, submissive, meek;
My great Redeemer’s throne;
Where only Christ is heard to speak;
Where Jesus reigns alone!
O for a lowly, contrite heart,
Believing, true, and clean;
Which neither life nor death can part
From Him that dwells within.
A heart in ev’ry thought renew’d,
And full of love divine;
Holy, and right, and pure, and good —
A copy, Lord, of Thine!
Thy nature, gracious Lord, impart;
Come quickly from above;
Write Thy new name upon my heart,
Thy new best name of Love.