Sung during the Sunday worship at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, London (Spurgeon’s).
Hymn 469 from our hymn book, Psalms & Hymns of Reformed Worship.
NOW, Saviour, now Thy love impart,
And govern each devoted heart,
And fit us for Thy will;
Deep grounded in the truths of grace,
Build up Thy rising church, and place
This city on a hill.
O Lord, Thou dost Thyself inspire
Our hearts with this intense desire
Thy Gospel to proclaim;
Thy glory only we intend,
O let our deeds begin and end
All done in Jesus’ name!
Except Thou, Lord, shalt bless the plan,
Our best conducted schemes are vain,
And never can succeed;
We’ll spend our utmost strength for nought,
But if, in Thee our works are wrought,
They shall be blessed indeed.
Now make our faith and love abound!
O let our lives to all around
With drawing lustre shine;
That they our blessedness may see,
And come to seek their all in Thee,
Thou saving Light divine.
Author: Charles Wesley (1707-88)
Composer: German melody arr. Heinrich Isaac (1450-1517)