O Praise The Name (Anastasis)
No Longer Slaves
It is the flame of my life
to worship you,
the crown and glory of my soul to adore you,
heavenly pleasure to approach you.
Give me power by your Spirit to help me
that I may forget the world,
be brought into fullness of life,
be refreshed, comforted, blessed.
Give me knowledge of your goodness
that I might not be over-awed by your greatness;
Give me Jesus, Son of Man, Son of God,
that I might not be terrified,
but be drawn near with devoted love,
with holy boldness;
He is my Mediator, Brother, Interpreter,
Branch, Daysman, Lamb;
him I glorify,
in him I am set on high.
Crowns to give I have none,
but what you have given I return,
content to feel that everything is mine
when it is thine,
and the more fully mine when I have yielded it
to you, my Lord.
Let me live wholly to my Saviour,
free from distractions,
from fruitless cares,
from hindrances to the pursuit
of the narrow way.
I am pardoned through the blood of Jesus —
give me a new sense of it,
continue to pardon me by it,
may I come every day to the fountain,
and every day be washed anew,
that I may worship you always
in spirit and truth.
(“Worship” from The Valley Of Vision)