In continuing with our focus on Anne Steele hymns, today’s beautiful song is as God glorifying as the previous we highlighted. I hope it will bless you, as you read it, like it has blessed me. Enjoy your fellowship today, dear friends, and your worship. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.
And will the Lord thus condescend
To visit sinful worms?
Thus at the door shall mercy stand
In all her winning forms?
Surprising grace!–and shall my heart
Unmoved and cold remain?
Has this hard rock no tender part?
Must mercy please in vain?
Shall Jesus for admission sue–
His charming voice unheard?
And this vile heart, his rightful due,
Remain for ever barred?
‘Tis sin, alas! with tyrant power,
My heart hath long oppressed;
And crowds of traitors bar the door
Against the heavenly guest.
Ye dangerous inmates, hence depart:
Dear Saviour, enter in,
And guard the passage to my heart,
And keep out every sin.