Words: Nikolaus von Zinzendorf,
Johann Nischmann, trans. by John Wesley.
Music: Bethany Brooks, 2002
1. "I thirst, Thou wounded Lamb of God,
To wash me in thy cleansing Blood,
To dwell within thy Wounds; then
Pain Is sweet, and Life or Death is Gain.
2. "Take this poor Heart, and let it be
For ever clos'd to all but Thee!
Seal Thou my Breast, and let me wear
That Pledge of Love for ever there.
3. “How blest are they who still abide,
Close shelter'd in thy bleeding Side!
Who Life and Strength from thence derive,
And by Thee move, and in Thee live.
4. "What are our Works, but Sin and Death,
'Till Thou thy quick'ning Spirit breathe?
Thou giv'st the Power thy Grace to move;
0 wondrous Grace! 0 boundless Love!
5. "Hence our Hearts melt, our Eyes o'erflow,
Our Words are lost; nor will we know!
Nor will we think of ought beside
My Lord, my Love is crucify'd!
from Songs for the Supper,
released November 21, 2011
Text by Nikolaus von Zinzendorf, Johann Nitschmann, John Wesley
Tune by Bethany Brooks, (c) 2002
Piano and vocals by Bethany Brooks
Guitar and vocals by Brad Hinton
Recorded and mixed at Turtle Studios, Philadelphia
Produced and engineered by Jeff Hiatt