Stay, Thou insulted Spirit, stay,
Though I have done Thee such despite;
Cast not a sinner quite away,
Nor take Thine everlasting flight.
Though I have most unfaithful been
Of all who e’er Thy grace received,
Ten thousand times Thy goodness seen,
Ten thousand times Thy goodness grieved.
Yet, oh, the chief of sinners spare,
In honor of my great High Priest;
Nor, in Thy righteous anger, swear
I shall not see Thy people’s rest.