In dealings with the Lord as life
We need a proper heart,
That of His riches, in His grace,
We fully may take part.
We need a heart in all things pure,
With mind both sound and clear,
To understand His mind and heart
In trembling and in fear.
We need a fervent, loving heart,
A heart on fire with love,
With an emotion filled with zeal
For Him, all else above.
We need a true, obedient heart,
With a submissive will,
A will made pliable, yet strong,
God's purpose to fulfill.
We need a heart condemning not,
In all things right with God;
A heart which has a conscience purged
And covered with the blood.
Lord, grant us such a heart as this,
Forever fixed on Thee,
That of Thyself we may partake
And Thy true fulness be.