O God,

I am conscious unto myself

How little all my duties have been intervened with this divine grace.

I have prayed before thee,

But not trembled, 

I have not feared thee

The Great Law-Giver,

Nor trembled at they commands.

I have heard often of thee by the hearing of the ear,

Yet I have not abhorred myself.

And therefore, I humbly beg of thee

That thou wouldst help me to sanctify thy name in my heart

And to make thee my fear and my dread;

That so I may neither abuse they mercy

Not yet provoke thy justice.

William Spurstowe