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King of glory, sov'reign God - Praise for Conversion
(Augustus M. Toplady/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

Praise for Conversion.

1. King of glory, sov'reign God,
gracious source of all that's good!
  Thou hast made my soul anew;
  wrought in me to will and do:
    on thy head the crown I set;
    cast my honours at thy feet.

2. Boasting, Lord, is not for me;
what I am, I am thro' thee;
  let not me usurp the praise
  due alone to thy free grace!
    Strength and merit I disclaim;
    nought is mine but sin and shame.

3. Self-abased, O may I feel
my depravity of will!
  Cause me, more and more, to see
  my incessant need of thee;
    know myself (what well thou know'st)
    viler than the vilest dust.

4. Cause me, Lord, to understand;
take my heart into thy hand;
  make me pliant to obey,
  passive as the yielding clay;
    mightily in me fulfill
    all the pleasure of thy will.

5. Does th' Almighty but persuade?
Suasion cannot raise the dead:
  nothing, short of pow'r divine,
  could subdue a soul like mine:
    grace omnipotent alone
    could dissolve my heart of stone.

6. First and Last, O Lord, art thou;
Alpha and Omega too:
  thou, who didst thy grace in-breathe,
  wilt complete the work of faith:
    where thou art its Author, there
    thou wilt be its Finisher.

7. Yes, however sin oppose,
what Jehovah wills he does:
  day by day, his pow'r I prove;
  saved by his constraining love;
    called by his effectual word;
    self-destroyed, and God-restored!

Augustus M. Toplady, Hymns and Sacred Poems, 1860, 139-140. 7 of 8 stanzas.

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