The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

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.

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