O God, mine inmost soul convert,
And deeply on my thoughtful heart
Eternal things impress;
Give me to feel their solemn
And save me ere it be too late;
Wake me to righteousness.
Before me place in dread array
The pomp of that tremendous day,
When Thou with clouds shalt come
To judge the nations at Thy bar;
me, Lord, shall I be there
To meet a joyful doom?
Be this my one great business here,
With serious industry and fear
Thine utmost counsel to fulfill,
And suffer all Thy righteous will,
And to the end endure.
Then, Savior, then my soul receive,
Transported from the vale, to live
And reign with Thee above,
Where faith is sweetly lost in sight,
hope in full, supreme delight,
And everlasting love.