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I want a principle within Of watchful godly fear




I want a principle within
of watchful, godly fear,
A sensibility of sin,
a pain to feel it near.


I want the first approach to feel
of pride or wrong desire,
To catch the wandering of my will,
and quench the kindling fire.


From Thee that I no more may stray,
no more Thy goodness grieve,
Grant me the filial awe, I pray,
the tender conscience give.


Quick as the apple of an eye,
O God, my conscience make;
Awake my soul when sin is nigh,
and keep it still awake.


Almighty God of truth and love,
to me Thy power impart;
The mountain from my soul remove,
the hardness from my heart.


If to the right or left I stray,
That moment, Lord, reprove;
And let me weep my life away
For having grieved thy love.


O may the least omission pain
my reawakened soul,
And drive me to that blood again,
which makes the wounded whole.


---Alternative verses---


I want the first approach to feel
of pride or fond desire,
To catch the wandering of my will,
and quench the kindling fire.


That I from Thee no more may part,
no more Thy goodness grieve,
The filial awe, the fleshly heart,
the tender conscience give.


O may the least omission pain
my well instructed soul,
And drive me to the blood again,
which makes the wounded whole.


I want a principle within
of jealous, godly fear,
A sensibility of sin,
a pain to feel it near.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1749
      Bible Refs: Eph 4:30;
      MUSIC
      Name: GERALD (JERUSALEM)
      Meter: 8 6 8 6 D (D.C.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1834
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        Hymn/Song Book Song # Key
        # 478D
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)

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