"Come, and 'stablish in my heart / Thine everlasting throne."

— Wesley, John and Charles

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Printed by E. Farley
"Come, and 'stablish in my heart / Thine everlasting throne."
Metaphor in Context
David waxed stronger and stronger, &c.

--iii. 1.

  Let the house of Saul give place,
    And David grow in power,
  Nature yield, and stronger grace
    Wax stronger every hour,
  Grace prevail, till sin depart:
Come, Lord, and rule the land alone,
  Come, and 'stablish in my heart
    Thine everlasting throne
(vol. I, p. 157)
Searching "throne" and "heart" in HDIS (Poetry)
3 entries in ESTC (1762, 1796).

See Short Hymns on Select Passages of the Holy Scriptures, 2 vols. (Bristol: Printed by E. Farley, 1762). <Link to ESTC><Link to ECCO>

Text from The Poetical works of John and Charles Wesley, Ed. G. Osborn, 13 vols. (London: The Wesleyan-Methodist Conference Office, 1868). <Link to Hathi Trust>

More than 5,100 hymns written by Wesley, with six books of material left (over 1,000 hymns) in manuscript. Unpublished were the hymns on the "Four Gospels and the Acts of Apostles."
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The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.