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|THOU great mysterious God unknown,
Whose love has gently led me on,
E’en from my infant days,
Mine inmost soul expose to view,
And tell me if I ever knew
Thy justifying grace.
|2||If I have only known Thy fear,
And followed with a heart sincere
Thy drawings from above,
O, now the further grace bestow,
And let my troubled conscience know
Thy sweet forgiving love.
|3||Short of Thy love I would not stop,
A stranger to the Gospel hope
And sense of sin forgiven;
I would not, Lord, my soul deceive,
Without a true assurance live,
That foretaste now of Heaven.
|4||Whate’er obstructs Thy pardoning love
My wilfulness or prideremove,
Thy glory to display;
My heart of unbelief convince,
And now forgive me all my sins,
And take them all away.
|5||Father, in me reveal Thy Son,
And to my inmost soul make known
How merciful Thou art:
The secret of Thy love reveal,
And by Thy Holy Spirit dwell
For ever in my heart.
|Charles Wesley, 1707-88|