Paul Spicer and N.T. Wright: Advent Oratorio

Advent Oratorio
Paul Spicer & N.T. Wright

Come, Lord, and cleanse us from our sin;
Your new, glad work in us begin.
Remove our idols from our sight;
Let us in you alone delight.

Prepare us for your coming reign
By washing us from every stain;
Make known to us your holy Name;
Let us no more turn back to shame.

Call us to you from every land,
And guide us with your powerful hand;
Show us the path that we must tread,
Let us by you with joy be led.

Implant your Spirit in our heart,
That, with your Breath, new life may start;
Take from our flesh the heart of stone,
Let us rejoice in you alone.

For your own sake your love display,
That we may worship and obey;
Rebuild the wild and desert place;
Let us acclaim your sovereign grace.

This chorus is an extract from the oratorio that was performed at Lichfield Cathedral in 2009. An introduction to the oratorio along with the full text can be found here. H/T The Gospel Coalition.