William Cowper, 1779, from Olney Hymns, vol. 1, hymn 64
The Lord will happiness divine|
On contrite hearts bestow:
Then tell me, gracious God, is mine
A contrite heart, or no?
2. I hear, but seem to hear in vain,
3. I sometimes think myself inclined
4. My best desires are faint and few,|
I fain would strive for more;
But when I cry, My strength renew,
Seem weaker than before.
5. Thy saints are comforted I know,
6. O make this heart rejoice, or ache;
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