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The Thing My God Doth Hate
by the Rev. Charles Wesley

James 1:25 

1 THE thing my God doth hate 
That I no more may do, 
Thy creature, Lord, again create, 
And all my soul renew; 
My soul shall then, like thine, 
Abhor the thing unclean, 
And, sanctified by love divine, 
For ever cease from sin. 

2 That blessed law of thine, 
Jesus, to me impart; 
The Spirit's law of life divine, 
O write it in my heart! 
Implant it deep within, 
Whence it may ne'er remove, 
The law of liberty from sin, 
The perfect law of love. 

3 Thy nature be my law, 
Thy spotless sanctity, 
And sweetly every moment draw 
My happy soul to thee. 
Soul of my soul remain! 
Who didst for all fulfil, 
In me, O Lord, fulfil again 
Thy heavenly Father's will!