Hymn #233 in Village Hymns for Social Worship by A. Nettleton.
By Robert Cruttenden
What jarring natures dwell within
Imperfect grace, remaining sin!
Nor this can reign, nor that prevail
Though each, by turns, my heart assail.
Now I complain, and groan and die–
Now raise my songs of triumph high;
Sing a rebellious passion slain
Or mourn to feel it live again.
One happy hour beholds me rise
Borne upward to my native skies
While faith assists my soaring flight
To realms of joy and worlds of light.
Great God, assist me through the fight
Make me triumphant in Thy might
Thou the desponding heart canst raise
The victory mine and Thine the praise.
11 Thursday Feb 2010