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How helpless fallen nature lies Unconscious of its




How helpless guilty nature lies,
Unconscious of its load!
The heart, unchanged, can never rise
To happiness and God.


The will perverse, the passions blind,
In paths of rain stray :
Reason debased can never find
The safe, the narrow way.


Can aught, beneath a power divine,
The stubborn will subdue?
íTis Thine, almighty Spirit! Thine,
To form the heart anew.


íTis Thine, the passions to recall,
And upward bid them rise;
To make the scales of error fall
From reasonís darkened eyes;


To chase the shades of death away,
And bid the sinner live;
A beam of Heaven, a vital ray,
íTis Thine alone to give.


O change these wretched hearts of ours,
And give them life divine;
Then shall our passions and our powers
Almighty Lord! be Thine.


---Alternative verses---


How helpless guilty nature lies,
Unconscious of her load!
The heart, unchanged, can never rise
To happiness and God.


How helpless fallen nature lies,
Unconscious of its load!
The heart, unchanged, can never rise
To happiness and God.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1760
      Bible Refs: Ps 51:10;
      MUSIC
      Name: BEMERTON
      Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1849
        SCORE PREVIEW
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        LIST OF MUSIC SOURCES
        Hymn/Song Book Song # Key
        # 313Bb
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)

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