Come, O Thou all-victorious Lord!
Thy power to us make known;
Strike with the hammer of Thy Word,
And break these hearts of stone.
O that we all might now begin
Our foolishness to mourn;
And turn at once from every sin,
And to our Savior turn!
Give us ourselves and Thee to know,
In this our gracious day;
Repentance unto life bestow,
And take our sins away.
Conclude us first in unbelief,
And freely then release;
Fill every soul with sacred grief,
And then with sacred peace.
Impoverish, Lord, and then relieve,
And then enrich the poor;
The knowledge of our sickness give,
The knowledge of our cure.
That blessèd sense of guilt impart,
And then remove the load;
Trouble, and wash the troubled heart
In the atoning blood.
Our desperate state through sin declare,
And speak our sins forgiv’n;
By perfect holiness prepare,
And take us up to Heav’n.