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SPIRITUAL SLUMBER.

From the German.

I.
1 O Thou, who all things canst controul,
2 Chase this dead Slumber from my Soul;
3 With Joy and Fear, with Love and Awe
4 Give me to keep thy perfect Law.
II.
5 O may one Beam of thy blest Light
6 Pierce thro', dispel the Shades of Night:
7 Touch my cold Breast with heav'nly Fire,
8 With holy, conq'ring Zeal inspire.
III.
9 For Zeal I sigh, for Zeal I pant;
10 Yet heavy is my Soul and faint:
11 With Steps unwav'ring, undismay'd
12 Give me in all thy Paths to tread.
IV.
13 With out-stretch'd Hands, and streaming Eyes
14 Oft I begin to grasp the Prize;
15 I groan, I strive, I watch, I pray:
16 But ah! how soon it dies away!
V.
17 The deadly Slumber soon I feel
18 Afresh upon my Spirit steal:
19 Rise, Lord; stir up thy quick'ning Pow'r,
20 And wake me that I sleep no more.
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VI.
21 Single of Heart O may I be,
22 Nothing may I desire but Thee:
23 Far, far from me the World remove,
24 And all that holds me from thy Love!

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Title (in Source Edition): SPIRITUAL SLUMBER. From the German.
Author: Rev. John Wesley (translator)
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Genres: hymn; translation

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Hymns and sacred poems: Published by John Wesley, ... and Charles Wesley, ... London: printed by William Strahan; and sold by James Hutton; and at Mr. Bray's, 1739, pp. 12-13. x,[6],223,[1]p.; 12⁰. (ESTC T31323; OTA K034809.000)

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