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With humble heart and tongue

With humble heart and tongue.  John Fawcett* (1740-1817). Published in Fawcett’s Hymns: adapted to the circumstances of Public Worship and Private Devotion (Leeds, 1782). It was headed ‘Psal. cxix.9. Wherewith shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed thereto according to thy word.’ It had seven stanzas: With humble heart and tongue,   My God, to thee I pray; O make me learn, whilst I am young,   How I may cleanse my way. Now in my early days,   Teach me thy will to know; O God, thy sanctifying grace Betimes on me bestow. Make an unguarded youth   The object of thy care; Help me to chuse the way of truth,   And fly from ev’ry snare. My heart, to folly prone,   Renew by pow’r...

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