I Want a Principle Within: A New Arrangement of a Little Known Wesleyan Hymn on Personal Holiness

by Mike Whang

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Here is a new melody and arrangement for a little known Charles Wesley hymn on personal holiness.

I also tagged a simple repetitive chorus at the end, bridging together both my Wesleyan and Charismatic convictions.

Chords available here: goo.gl/VUzEjJ


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.

From Thee that I no more may stray, 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 pain my reawakened soul,
And drive me to that blood again, which makes the wounded whole.

More of you and less of us
More of you and less of us
More of you and less of us


released May 11, 2015
Drums - Kevin Derby
Bass - Gilbert Kim
Electric Guitars - Josh Will
Acoustic Guitars - Mike Whang
Vocals - Mike Whang
Additional Inaudible Vocals - Nathan Walker
Engineering and Tracking - Branden Williams
Mixing and Mastering - Daniel Chae

Drums and Electric Guitar recorded at the Briar Creek Campus of the megachurch formerly known as Homestead Heights in Durham.
Acoustic Guitars and Vocals recorded at my apartment in Durham.
Bass recorded at Gilbert's house in Fullerton (I think).

Photo Cred: Michael Ryu (michaelryu.com)



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