O Jesu, my God (Benjamin Milgrove)
- Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2012-12-01). Score information: A4, 2 pages, 59 kB Copyright: Personal
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Published: 1771 in 12 Hymns
Description: The general congregation (sometimes divided into men and women) should sing the Air, accompanying harmonies to be taken by the choir.
Original text and translations
O Jesu my God, come make thine abode
Within my poor heart:
O Jesu come quickly, a saviour Thou art.
Salvation I need, I want to be freed
From all my distress,
And feel in my heart the rich blessings of peace.
I thirst to be thine, to feel thee within
Thy love, that my heart may ascend unto God.
This, Lord, thou canst do, And give me to know,
My sins are forgiv'n,
My treasure laid up in the kingdom of heav'n.
Take me as I am, Thy property claim;
My nature refine,
And form my affections and tempers divine.
No more would I breathe, for objects beneath,
But live to thy praise,
Advancing in knowledge, and growing in grace.