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559. A new heart, Lord, create in me

1 A new heart, Lord, create in me,
a heart from sin and guilt set free;
O close the gate and guard the door,
that sin may enter in no more.

2 To you my soul I open wide;
come, Jesus, and in me abide,
and from the temple of my heart
make all unrighteousness depart.

3 O let your Holy Spirit's light,
with all your heavenly radiance bright,
flow through my spirit like a flood,
eternal source of every good.

4 Thus to my cleansed and contrite heart
your heavenly riches, Lord, impart,
so that your wisdom, truth, and grace
may make my heart a fruitful place.

5 Then I will tell in grateful song
the praises that to you belong;
my joy will be, my whole life through,
to consecrate myself to you.

Text Information
First Line: A new heart, Lord, create in me
Author: Heinrich Georg Neuss, 1654-1716
Translator: Frances Elizabeth Cox, 1812-97 (alt.)
Meter: 88.88
Language: English
Publication Date: 1999
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Adoration and Praise; Baptism; Confirmation Service (11 more...)
Tune Information
Meter: 88.88
Key: G Major
Source: Anon. in 'Andächtige Haus-Kirch...Gesangen;, Nürnberg, 1676

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