Saviour, Let the Grace Supplied
For The Circumcision
Mary and Joseph, the Parents of Jesus
Words: Charles Wesley, Hymns on the Four Gospels: St. Luke, #1177. “When eight days were accomplished,” Gospel of St. Luke ii. 21.
Source: George Osborn, ed., The Poetical Works of John and Charles Wesley. Vol. 11 (London: Wesleyan-Methodist Conference Office, 1871), p. 119.
Saviour, let the grace supplied
And merited by Thee
Circumcise my nature's pride,
And heart impurity;
By Thy Spirit's law within*
Redeem me from my inbred stains,
Quite destroy the man of sin
And purge his last remains.
To Thy holy saving name
I for deliverance run;
Save from fear, and grief, and shame,
A soul by sin undone;
Lord, on me, even me exert
Thy right and power, and sovereignty,
Speak Thy name into my heart,
And Jesus prove to me.