* Based on God’s words to
Solomon, 1 Kings 3:5
LORD, when our hearts perceive Thy worth,
    Desires unknown before take place,
Our spirits cleave no more to earth,
    But long for holiness and grace.
2  And dost Thou say, ‘Ask what thou wilt’?*
    Lord, I would seize the golden hour;
I pray to be released from guilt,
    And freed from sin and Satan’s power.
3  More of Thy presence, Lord, impart,
    More of Thine image let me bear;
Erect Thy throne within my heart,
    And reign without a rival there.
4  Give me to read my pardon sealed,
    And from Thy joy to draw my strength,
To have Thy boundless love revealed,
    Its height, and depth, and breadth, and length.
5  Grant these requests, I ask no more,
    But to Thy care the rest resign;
Living or dying, rich or poor,
    All shall be well if Thou art mine.
John Newton, 1725-1807