"Come, My Soul, Thy Suit Prepare"
                           by John Newton, 1725-1807
                                  Text From:
                              THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
                 (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. Come, my soul, thy suit prepare,
        Jesus loves to answer prayer;
        He Himself has bid thee pray,
        Therefore will not say thee nay.

        2. Thou art coming to a King,
        Large petitions with thee bring;
        For His grace and pow'r are such
        None can ever ask too much.

        3. With my burden I begin:
        Lord, remove this load of sin;
        Let Thy blood, for sinners spilt,
        Set my conscience free from guilt.

        4. Lord, I come to Thee for rest,
        Take possession of my breast;
        There Thy blood-bought right maintain
        And without a rival reign.

        5. As the image in the glass
        Answers the beholder's face,
        Thus unto my heart appear;
        Print Thine own resemblance there.

        6. While I am a pilgrim here,
        Let Thy love my spirit cheer;
        As my Guide, my Guard, my Friend,
        Lead me to my journey's end.

        7. Show me what I have to do;
        Every hour my strength renew.
        Let me live a life of faith;
        Let me die Thy people's death.

Notes: Hymn #459 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: 1 Kings 3:5 Author: John Newton, 1779 Composer: Justin H. Knecht, 1797 Tune: "Vienna"
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