William Cowper, 1779, from Olney Hymns, vol. 1, hymn 67
My God! how perfect are thy ways!|
But mine polluted are;
Sin twines itself about my praise,
And slides into my prayer.
2. When I would speak what thou hast done
3. Divine desire, that holy flame|
Thy grace creates in me;
Alas! impatience is its name,
When it returns to thee.
4. This heart, a fountain of vile thoughts,
5. Let others in the gaudy dress|
Of fancied merit shine;
The Lord shall be my righteousness
The Lord for ever mine.
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