Lord Jesus,

Give me a deeper repentance,

A horror of sin,

A dread of its approach;

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Help me chastely to flee it,

And jealously to resolve that my heart shall be thine alone.

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Give me a deeper trust,

That I may lose myself to find myself in thee,

The ground of my rest,

The spring of my being.

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Give me a deeper knowledge of thyself

A Saviour, a Master, Lord, and King.

Give me deeper power in private prayer,

More sweetness in thy Word,

More steadfast grip on its Truth.

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Give me deeper holiness in speech, thought, action,

And let me not seek moral virtue apart from thee.

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Plough deep in me, great Lord,

Heavenly Husbandman,

That my being may be a tilled field,

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The roots of grace spreading far and wide,

Until thou alone art seen in me,

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Thy beauty golden like summer harvest,

Thy fruitfulness as autumn plenty.

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I have no Master but thee,

No law but thy will,

No delight but thyself,

No wealth but that thou givest,

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No good but that thou blessest,

No peace but that thou bestowest.

I am nothing but that thou makest me,

I have nothing but that I receive from thee,

I can be nothing but that grace adorns me.

Quarry me deep, dear Lord,

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And then fill me to overflowing

With living water.

“The Deeps” from Valley of Vision Puritan Prayers and Devotions

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