Hymn 25. God my Creator and Benefactor

My Maker, and my King,

To thee my all I owe;

Thy sovereign bounty is the spring

From whence my blessings flow.

Thou ever good and kind,

A thousand reasons move,

A thousand obligations bind

My heart to grateful love.

The creature of thy hand,

On thee alone I live:

My God, thy benefits demand

More praise than life can give.

Oh! what can I impart,

When all is thine before?

Thy love demands a thankful heart:

The gift, alas, how poor!

Shall I withold thy due?

And shall my passions rove?

Lord, form this wretched heart anew,

And fill it with thy love.

O let thy grace inspire

My soul with strength divine;

Let all my powers to thee aspire,

And all my days be thine.

Collection of Hymns Adapted to Public Worship, no. 25 (all stanzas); Poems, 1780, vol. 1, pp. 48-9; also MS, Steele Collection, Angus Library, Regents Park College, STE 3/1/1 no. 21; also Nonconformist Women Writers, vol. 1, pp. 65-66.