96

C.M.

1
The heart by nature is defiled
And closed against the Lord;
Nor can it e’er be reconciled
Till conquered by His Word.

2
Yet Jesus can its power subdue,
Satan and sin dethrone,
His image in the soul renew
And melt the heart of stone.

3
He draws the heart to heavenly things,
And writes His laws therein;
And where the reign of Christ begins
There ends the reign of sin.

4
Our ears He opens to His Word,
Our eyes to see His face,
Our mouths He opens to record
The wonders of His grace.