Hearts of stone, relent, relent

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This is an hymn by Charles Wesley, published in Hymns on the Lord's Supper, 1745, No. 23.

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1. Hearts of stone, relent, relent,
Break by Jesus' cross subdued,
See his body mangled, rent,
Covered with a gore of blood!
Sinful soul, what hast thou done?
Murdered God’s eternal Son!

2. Yes, our sins have done the deed,
Drove the nails that fix him here,
Crowned with thorns his sacred head,
Pierced him with the soldier’s spear,
Made his soul a sacrifice;
For a sinful world he dies.

3. Shall we let him die in vain?
Still to death pursue our God?
Open tear his wounds again,
Trample on his precious blood?
No; with all our sins we part,
Savior, take my broken heart!

External links

Charles Wesley's Published Verse, at Duke.edu