404. Saviour, I Know Thy Gracious Will

1 Saviour, I know Thy gracious will,
Thou waitest for admittance still.
Thy knock, Thy mercy’s voice I hear,
And open wide my heart sincere.
I use the power my Lord doth give,
And gladly now Thyself receive.

2 Enter with all Thy fullness in,
And cast out this intruder's sin,
Challenge Thy dear-bought property,
And pleased with what Thou bringest to me,
(The good which comes from Thee alone)
Vouchsafe to banquet on Thine own.

3 Nothing have I to offer Thee
But wretchedness and poverty:
O would'st Thou in Thy fervant find
The lowly, meek, and patient mind,
Dispread Thine image o’er my breast,
And on Thy own perfection feast.

4 Then should I with my Saviour sup,
To the third heaven at last caught up,
Obtain the bliss begun below,
(The bliss I now would die to know)
Sit down, O king of saints, with Thee,
And feast to all eternity.


Text Information
First Line: Saviour, I know thy gracious will
Title: Saviour, I Know Thy Gracious Will
Author: Charles Wesley, 1707-1788
Meter: 8 8 8 8 8 8
Language: English
Publication Date: 1999
Topic: The Call to Salvation
Tune Information
Adapter: J G Walton
Meter: 8 8 8 8 8 8
Key: A♭ Major

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