A Sinner's Prayer

O my Lord, what must I do

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1 O my Lord, what must I do?
Only thou the way canst show;
Thou canst save me in this hour,
I have neither will nor power:
God if over all thou art,
Greater than the sinful heart;
Let it now on me be shown,
Take away the heart of stone.

2 Take away my darling sin,
Make me willing to be clean;
Make me willing to receive
What thy goodness waits to give:
Force me, Lord, with all to part,
Tear all idols from my heart;
Let thy power on me be shown,
Take away the heart of stone.

3 Jesu, mighty to renew,
Work in me, to will and do;
Turn my nature's rapid tide,
Stem the torrent of my pride,
Stop the whirlwind of my will,
Bid corruptions, Lord, be still;
Now thy love Almighty show,
Make e'en me a creature new.

4 Arm of God, thy strength put on,
Bow the heavens, and come down;
All mine unbelief o'erthrow,
Lay the aspiring mountain low;
Conquer thy worst foe in me.
Get thyself the victory,
Save the vilest of the race,
Force me to be saved by grace.

The Christian's duty, exhibited in a series of hymns, 1791

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First Line: O my Lord, what must I do
Title: A Sinner's Prayer
Language: English

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