12067. Lord! whose love, in power excelling

1 Lord! whose love, in power excelling,
Washed the leper’s stain away,
Jesus! from Thy heavenly dwelling,
Hear us, help us, when we pray!

2 From the filth of vice and folly.
From infuriate passion’s rage,
Evil thoughts and hopes unholy.
Heedless youth and selfish age;

3 From the lusts whose deep pollutions
Adam’s ancient taint disclose.
From the Tempter’s dark intrusions,
Restless doubt and blind repose;

4 From the miser’s cursèd treasure,
From the drunkard’s jest obscene,
From the world, its pomp and pleasure,
Jesus! Master! make us clean!

Text Information
First Line: Lord! whose love, in power excelling
Author: Reginald Heber, 1783-1826
Meter: 87.87
Language: English
Source: Published posthumously in Hymns Written and Adapted to the Weekly Church Service of the Year (London: J. Murray, 1827)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: MERTON
Composer: William Henry Monk (1850)
Meter: 87.87
Key: E Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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