Stay, thou insulted spirit, stay!
Tho’ I have done thee such despite,
Cast not a sinner quite away,
Nor take thine everlasting flight.
Tho’ I have most unfaithful been
Of all, whoe’er thy grace receiv’d,
Ten thousand times thy goodness seen,
Ten thousand times thy goodness griev’d.
E’en now my weary soul release,
And raise me with thy gracious hand,
Guide me into thy perfect peace,
And bring me to the promis’d land.