Last Sunday, we sang this hymn in church and I thought it was an excellent prayer for girls who are striving to stay pure at heart.
I want a principle within
Of watchful, godly fear,
A sensibility of sin,
A pain to feel it near.
I want the first approach to feel
Of pride or wrong desire,
To catch the wandering of my will,
And quench the kindling fire.
No more Thy goodness grieve,
Grant me the filial awe, I pray,
The tender conscience give.
Quick as the apple of an eye,
O God, my conscience make;
Awake my soul when sin is nigh,
And keep it still awake.
Almighty God of truth and love,To me Thy power impart;The mountain from my soul remove,The hardness from my heart.O may the least omission painMy reawakened soul,And drive me to that blood again,Which makes the wounded whole.~~~Words by hymn-writer Charles Wesley