Gracious God, My Heart Renew

Representative Text

1 Gracious God, my heart renew,
make my spirit right and true;
in your presence let me stay,
by your Spirit show the way;
your salvation's joy impart,
steadfast make my willing heart.

2 So shall sinners be restored
and return to you, their Lord;
Savior, all my guilt remove,
and my tongue shall sing your love;
touch my silent lips, O Lord,
and my mouth shall praise accord.

3 Not the formal sacrifice
has acceptance in your eyes;
broken hearts are in your sight
more than sacrificial rite;
contrite spirit, pleading cries,
you, O God, will not despise.

4 Prosper Zion in thy grace
and her broken walls replace:
then our righteous sacrifice
shall delight your holy eyes;
freewill offerings, gladly made,
on your altar shall be laid.

Source: Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #51O

Text Information

First Line: Gracious God, my heart renew
Title: Gracious God, My Heart Renew
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



REFUGE (Holbrook)


REDHEAD 76 is named for its composer, who published it as number 76 in his influential Church Hymn Tunes, Ancient and Modern (1853) as a setting for the hymn text "Rock of Ages." It has been associated with Psalm 51 since the 1912 Psalter, where the tune was named AJALON. The tune is also known as P…

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