Christ My Song - 1326
The Lord, "the only wise", is he
(Thomas Kelly/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
The Lord, "the only wise", is he.
"The only wise God, our Saviour." (Jude 25)
2. I wonder when I think on this;
I wonder much that love like his
should fail to move a heart of stone,
a heart as stubborn as my own.
3. With love like this before my eyes,
that fills an angel with surprise,
my heart, with grief and shame I own,
is still too like a heart of stone.
4. O Lord, thy Spirit's pow'r alone
can take away this "heart of stone";
and in its room another place,
"a heart of flesh", that owns thy grace.
5. Then let thy promised grace be giv'n,
the earnest of a future heav'n;
where all who love thee, there shall be
for ever happy, Lord, with thee.
6. To thee I look, to thee alone;
to thee, to whom all hearts are known;
to walk with thee my soul aspires,
O satisfy my soul's desires.
Thomas Kelly, Hymns on various passages of Scripture, ca. 1853, Hymn 172.