Worship (from The Valley of Vision)
It is the flame of my life to worship you,
the crown and glory of my soul to adore you,
heavenly pleasure to approach you.
Spirit, give me power and help me to worship now,
that I may forget the world,
be brought into fullness of life,
be refreshed, comforted, blessed.
Give me knowledge of your goodness
that I might not be over-awed by Your greatness;
Give me Jesus, Son of Man, Son of God,
that I might not be terrified,
but be drawn near with child-like love,
with holy boldness;
He is my Mediator, Brother, Interpreter,
Branch, Arbiter, Lamb;
Him I glorify,
in HIm I am set on high.
Crowns to give I have none
but what you have given I return,
content to feel that everything is mine when it is Yours,
and the more fully mine when I have yielded it to You.
Let me live wholly to my Savior,
free from distractions,
from anxious care,
from hindrances to the pursuit of the narrow way.
I am pardoned through the blood of Jesus ---
give me a new sense of it
continue to pardon me by it,
may I come every day to the fountain,
and every day be washed anew,
that I may worship You always in the Spirit and in truth.