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HARDNESS OF HEART LAMENTED




O for a glance of heavenly day,
To take this stubborn heart away,
And thaw, with beams of love divine,
This heart, this frozen heart of mine.


The rocks can rend; the earth can quake;
The seas can roar; the mountains shake:
Of feeling, all things show some sign,
But this unfeeling heart of mine.


To hear the sorrows Thou hast felt,
O Lord, an adamant would melt:
But I can read each moving line,
And nothing moves this heart of mine.


Thy judgments, too, which devils fear—
Amazing thought! unmoved I hear;
Goodness and wrath in vain combine
To stir this stupid heart of mine.


But something yet can do the deed;
And that dear something much I need:
Thy Spirit can from dross refine,
And move and melt this heart of mine.


To hear the sorrows Thou hast felt,
O Lord, an adamant would melt:
But I can read each moving line,
And nothing moves this heart of mine.


---Alternative verses---


O for a glance of heavenly day,
To melt this stubborn heart away,
And thaw, with beams of love divine,
This heart, this frozen heart of mine.


To hear the sorrows Thou hast felt,
What but an adamant would melt:?
But I can read each moving line,
And nothing moves this heart of mine.


Thy judgments, too, unmoved I hear,
(Amazing thought!) which devils fear:
Goodness and wrath in vain combine
To stir this stupid heart of mine.


But pow'r divine can do the deed,
And much to feel that pow'r I need;—
Come, Holy Spirit, and refine.
And move, and melt this heart of mine.


But something yet can do the deed;
And that blest something much I need:
Thy Spirit can from dross refine,
And melt and change this heart of mine.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1762
      Bible Refs: Ez 36:26;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1815# 328
      1899# 327
      MUSIC
      Name: HURSLEY
      Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1774,1855
        SCORE PREVIEW
        score
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
        8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
        8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
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