3288 8. 8 8. 8 8
WHEN shall I hear the inward voice
   Which only faithful souls can hear?
Pardon, and peace, and heavenly joys
    Come by the promised Comforter;
I cannot rest in sins forgiven,
Where is the earnest of my Heaven?
2  Where is the sure and certain seal
    That ascertains the kingdom mine?
The powerful stamp I long to feel,
    The signature of love divine:
O shed it in my heart abroad,
Fulness of love, of Heaven, of God!
3  Come, O Thou Comforter, O come!
    Nor visit as a passing guest,
But make in me Thy constant home,
    And take possession of my breast,
O say that righteousness divine,
And Christ, and all with Christ, are mine!
Charles Wesley, 1707-88