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Hymn #214: Ah, Wretched, Vile, Ungrateful Heart

Hymn #213 Hymn #215

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214 (L.M.) Anne Steele

Ah, wretched, vile, ungrateful heart,

That can from Jesus thus depart,

Thus fond of trifles vainly rove,

Forgetful of a Saviour's love!

In vain I charge my thoughts to stay,

And chide each vanity away,

In vain, alas! resolve to bind

This wand'ring heart, this rebel mind.

Through all resolves how soon it flies,

And mocks the weak, the slender ties!

There's nought beneath a pow'r divine

That can this roving heart confine.

Oh, let Thy love, with sweet control,

Bind all the passions of my soul,

Bid ev'ry vanity depart,

And dwell forever in my heart.

Hymn #213 Hymn #215