I want a principle within

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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.

Text Information View on Hymnary

First Line:
I want a principle within
Title:
A Tender Conscience
Author:
Charles Wesley (1749)
Meter:
8.6.8.6
Language:
English
Copyright:
Public Domain

Tune Information View on Hymnary

Title:
GERALD (Spohr)
Composer:
Louis Spohr (1834)
Meter:
8.6.8.6
Copyright:
Public Domain