The Olney Hymns

The words of John Newton & William Cowper with a fresh and new musical style

I’d Love You If I Could

 

I hear but seem to hear in vain, cold and hard as steel

If nothings felt, it’s only pain to find I cannot feel

My best desires are faint and few, I will gladly strive for more

But when I cry “my strength renew”, seem weaker than before

 

I sometimes think myself inclined to love you if I could

But often feel another mind averse to all that’s good

I’d love you if I could

 

Your saints are comforted I know, and love your house of prayer

And so I go where others go but find no comfort there

 

I sometimes think myself inclined to love you if I could

But often feel another mind averse to all that’s good

I’d love you if I could

 

Oh make this heart rejoice or ache

decide this doubt for me

If it be not broken, break

And heal it if it be