Show us Thy mercy, O Lord, and grant us Thy salvation. Psalm 85:7
Words: Charles Wesley, Hymns for Our Lord’s Resurrection (London: William Strahan, 1746), number 7.
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The original published version was prefixed this litany:
By the Mystery of the holy Incarnation; by thy holy Nativity and Circumcision; by the Baptism, Fasting, and Temptation; by thine Agony, and bloody Sweat; by thy Cross and Passion; by thy precious Death and Burial; by thy glorious Resurrection and Ascension; and by the Coming of the Holy Ghost, Good Lord, deliver us.
Jesu, show us Thy salvation,
In Thy strength we strive with Thee,
By Thy mystic incarnation,
By Thy pure nativity;
Save us Thou, our New-Creator,
Into all our souls impart,
Thy divine, unsinning nature,
Form Thyself within our heart.
By Thy first blood-shedding heal us;
Cut us off from every sin,
By Thy circumcision seal us,
Write Thy law of love within;
By Thy Spirit circumcise us,
Kindle in our hearts a flame;
By Thy baptism baptize us
Into Thy all glorious name.
By Thy fasting and temptation
Mortify our vain desires,
Take away what sense, or passion,
Appetite, or flesh requires:
Arm us with Thy self denial,
Every tempted soul defend,
Save us in the fiery trial,
Make us faithful to the end.
By Thy sorer sufferings save us,
Save us when conformed to Thee,
By Thy miseries receive us,
By Thy painful agony;
When beneath Thy frown we languish,
When we feel Thine anger’s weight,
Save us by Thine unknown anguish,
Save us by Thy bloody sweat.
By that highest point of passion,
By Thy sufferings on the tree,
Save us from the indignation
Due to all mankind, and me;
Hanging, bleeding, panting, dying,
Gasping out Thy latest breath,
By Thy precious death’s applying
Save us from eternal death.
From the world of care release us,
By Thy decent burial save,
Crucified with Thee, O Jesus,
Hide us in Thy quiet grave:
By Thy power divinely glorious,
By Thy resurrection’s power
Raise us up, o’er sin victorious,
Raise us up to fall no more.
By the pomp of Thine ascending,
Live we here to Heaven restored,
Live in pleasures never ending,
Share the portion of our Lord:
Let us have our conversation
With the blessed spirits above,
Saved with all Thy great salvation,
Perfectly renewed in love.
Glorious Head, triumphant Savior,
High enthroned above all height,
We have now through Thee found favor,
Righteous in Thy Father’s sight:
Hears He not Thy prayer unceasing?
Can He turn away Thy face:
Send us down the purchased blessing,
Fullness of the Gospel grace.
By the coming of Thy Spirit,
As a mighty rushing wind,
Save us into all Thy merit,
Into all Thy sinless mind;
Let the perfect gift be given,
Let Thy will in us be seen,
Done on earth as ’tis in Heaven,
Lord, Thy spirit cries Amen!