A Hymn for a Hardened Heart

It’s comforting to know I’m not the only one who struggles with spiritual hard-heartedness. Gadsby’s Hymns, a collection of hymns published in the mid-1800’s, has been a constant companion to me since the mid-90’s. Last night I stumbled upon this hymn (#1117)  by Kelly (no first name), based on Ephesians 3:19, “The love of Christ…passes knowledge”:

Lord, dissolve my frozen heart

By the beams of love divine;

This alone can warmth impart,

To dissolve a heart like mine.

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O that love, how vast it is!

Vast it seems, though known in part;

Strange indeed, if love like this

Should not melt the frozen heart.

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Saviour, let thy love be felt,

Let its power be felt by me,

Then my frozen heart shall melt,

Melt in love, O Lord, to thee.

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