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Spirit of God, Dwell Thou within My Heart

  1. Spirit of God, dwell thou within my heart;
    wean it from earth, through all its pulses move;
    stoop to my weakness, mighty as thou art,
    and make me love thee as I ought to love.
  2. I ask no dream, no prophet ecstasies,
    no sudden rending of the veil of clay,
    no angel visitant, no op’ning skies;
    but take the dimness of my soul away.
  3. Hast thou not bid us love thee, God and King?
    All, all thine own, soul, heart, and strength and mind.
    I see thy cross—there teach my heart to cling:
    O let me seek thee, and O let me find.
  4. Teach me to feel that thou art always nigh;
    teach me the struggles of the soul to bear,
    to check the rising doubt, the rebel sigh;
    teach me the patience of unanswered prayer.
  5. Teach me to love thee as thine angels love,
    one holy passion filling all my frame;
    the baptism of the heav’n-descended Dove,
    my heart an altar, and thy love the flame.
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Scripture Reference
Romans 8:26-27, Matthew 22:37, Ezekiel 36:27
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