Francis Scott Key

(1 August 1779 – 11 January 1843 / Carroll County, Maryland)

Lord, With Glowing Heart I'D Praise Thee - Poem by Francis Scott Key

Lord, with glowing heart I'd praise Thee,
For the bliss Thy love bestows,
For the pardoning grace that saves me,
And the peace that from it flows:
Help, O God, my weak endeavor;
This dull soul to rapture raise:
Thou must light the flame, or never
Can my love be warmed to praise.

Praise, my soul, the God that sought thee,
Wretched wanderer, far astray;
Found thee lost, and kindly brought thee
From the paths of death away;
Praise, with love's devoutest feeling,
Him Who saw thy guilt-born fear,
And the light of hope revealing,
Bade the blood-stained cross appear.

Praise thy Savior God that drew thee
To that cross, new life to give,
Held a blood sealed pardon to thee,
Bade thee look to Him and live.
Praise the grace whose threats alarmed thee,
Roused thee from thy fatal ease;
Praise the grace whose promise warmed thee,
Praise the grace that whispered peace.

Lord, this bosom's ardent feeling
Vainly would my lips express.
Low before Thy footstool kneeling,
Deign Thy suppliant's prayer to bless:
Let Thy grace, my soul's chief treasure,
Love's pure flame within me raise;
And, since words can never measure,
Let my life show forth Thy praise.

Comments about Lord, With Glowing Heart I'D Praise Thee by Francis Scott Key

  • Gold Star - 8,182 Points Susan Williams (10/6/2015 2:51:00 PM)

    I started out reading it, then started singing it in my head. I have never heard this song before so I must believe the man leaked music onto the page as well as words. (Report) Reply

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  • Silver Star - 3,300 Points Curtis Johnson (10/6/2015 1:07:00 AM)

    It is very clear thank Mr. Key knew and experienced God's Grace in his life. What can one render but praise for God's Great Salvation? ! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 27, 2012

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