A REBEL'S SURRENDER
O Lord, a stubborn rebel bows,
Compelled by sovereign grace,
My heart surrenders all to Thee,
Thy Son I now embrace.
My Heart, like flint, before Thy law
Was hard and would not break;
But when in Christ I saw Thy love,
This heart began to ache.
Though Sinai's wrath, like thunder, rolled
And terror seized my soul,
I would not bend my stubborn will
And yield to Thy control.
But mercy has my heart subdued,
Thy grace has broken in:
A bleeding Savior I have seen,
And now I hate my sin.
Now, Lord, I would be Thine alone,
For Thou hast set me free;
Come, take possession of my heart,
I long to live for Thee.
As it has pleased Thee, dearest Lord,
To save a wretch like me,
Come, rule me by Thy sovereign grace,
To serve and honor Thee.
(Tune: My Faith Has Found a Resting Place)
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