Scripture Verse

A new heart…will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you. Ezekiel 36:26

Introduction

Words: Ano­ny­mous, in A Col­lec­tion of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of the Lock Cha­pel, 1803; verse 3 add­ed in Bick­er­steth’s Chris­tian Psal­mo­dy, 1833. Of this hymn, Ju­lian says, It is some­times at­trib­ut­ed to John Stew­art, but we have failed to find au­tho­ri­ty for the stat­ement.

Music: Storrs Ti­mo­thy R. Mat­thews, 1883 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

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Timothy R. Matthews
1826–1910

Lyrics

Come, Ho­ly Spi­rit, calm my mind,
And fit me to approach my God;
Remove each vain, each world­ly thought,
And lead me to Thy blest abode.

Hast Thou im­part­ed to my soul
A liv­ing spark of heav­en­ly fire?
O kin­dle now the sac­red flame;
Teach it to burn with pure de­sire.

Impress upon my wan­der­ing mind
The love that Christ for sin­ners bore;
And give a new, a con­trite heart,
A heart the Sav­ior to adore.

A bright­er faith and hope im­part,
And let me now the Sav­ior see;
O soothe and cheer my bur­dened heart,
And bid my spi­rit rest in Thee.