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Fadeyi Oluwaseun
Ladoke Akintola University Ogbomosho
B.tech Marketing Management
200Level, Nigeria.
Daily Hymns 31 March 2019

I WANT A PRINCIPLE WITHIN

Words: Charles Wesley, 1707-1788
Music: Louis Spohr

I want a principle within
of watchful, godly fear,
a sensibility of sin,
a pain to feel it near.
I want the first approach to feel
of pride or wrong desire,
to catch the wandering of my will,
and quench the kindling fire.

From thee that I no more may stray,
no more thy goodness grieve,
grant me the filial awe, I pray,
the tender conscience give.
Quick as the apple of an eye,
O God, my conscience make;
awake my soul when sin is nigh,
and keep it still awake.

Almighty God of truth and love,
to me thy power impart;
the mountain from my soul remove,
the hardness from my heart.
O may the least omission pain
my reawakened soul,
and drive me to that blood again,
which makes the wounded whole.

(Source: www.hymnsite.com/lyrics/umh410.sht)
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You can get the tune(s) and possibly the story behind this hymn on the website quoted or elsewhere on the Internet (especially on YouTube) if you want to know more about the hymn. Thanks.

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