505. Thy Mansion Is the Christian's Heart

1 Thy mansion is the Christian’s heart;
let all but thoughts of thee depart!
A Lord, thy dwelling place prepare;
what peace shall reign when thou art there!

2 Prayer makes the darkened cloud withdraw;
prayer climbs the ladder Jacob saw,
gives exercise to faith and love,
bring ev'ry blessing from above.

3 Restaining prayer, we cease to fight;
prayer keeps the Christian's armor bright;
and Satan trembles when he sees
the weakest saint upon his knees.

4 When Moses stood with arms spread wide,
success was found on Israel's side;
but when through weariness they failed,
that moment Amalek prevailed.

5 O Lord, increase our faith and love,
that we may all thy goodness prove,
and gain from thy exhaustless store
the fruits of prayer forevermore.

Text Information
First Line: Thy mansion is the Christian's heart
Title: Thy Mansion Is the Christian's Heart
Author: William Cowper (1779, alt.)
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: LM
Scripture: Genesis 28:10-12; Exodus 17:11-12
Topic: Biblical Characters: Amalek; Biblical Characters: David; Biblical Characters: Jacob1 more...
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: FESTUS
Composer: J. A. Freylinghausen (1704)
Meter: LM
Key: C Major
Source: Bristol Tune Book (1863) (melody)



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