Come Praise & Glorify
It Is Well
Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)
O GOD OF THE HIGHEST HEAVEN,
Occupy the throne of my heart,
take full possession and reign supreme,
lay low every rebel lust,
let no vile passion resist your holy battle;
make manifest your mighty power,
and make me yours forever.
You are worthy to be praised
with my every breath,
loved with every part of my soul,
served with my every act of life.
You have loved me, adopted me, received me,
purchased, washed, favored,
clothed, and adorned me,
when I was worthless, vile, filthy, polluted.
I was dead in iniquities,
having no eyes to see you,
no ears to hear you,
no taste to relish your joys,
no intelligence to know you;
But your Spirit has quickened me,
has brought me into a new world as a
has given me spiritual perception,
has opened to me your Word as light, guide,
Your presence is to me a treasure of unending peace;
No provocation can part me from your sympathy,
for you have drawn me with cords of love,
and you forgive me daily, hourly.
O God, please help me then to walk worthy of your love,
in my hopes, and in all my work and efforts.
Keep me, for I cannot keep myself;
Protect me that no evil can lay hold of me;
Let me lay aside every sin admired of many;
Help me to walk by your side, lean on your arm,
truly be with you and in step with your desires,
That from now on, I may be as you have said,
the salt of the earth, and a blessing to all.
(Adapted to Modern Language from “Regeneration” in The Valley of Vision)