Saturday, September 16, 2006

Not What My Hands Have Done

1. Not what my hands have done
Can save my guilty soul;
Not what my toiling flesh has borne
Can make my spirit whole.
Not what I feel or do
Can give me peace with God;
Not all my prayers,
And sighs and tears
Can bear my awful load.

2. Thy work alone, O Christ,
Can ease this weight of sin
Thy blood alone O Lamb of God,
Can give me peace within.
Thy love to me O God,
Not mine, O Lord, to Thee
Can rid me of
This dark unrest,
And set my spirit free!

3. Thy grace alone, O God,
To me can pardon speak;
Thy power alone O Son of God,
Can this sore bondage break.
No other work, save Thine,
No other blood will do,
No strength save that,
Which is divine,
Can bear me safely through.

4. I bless the Christ of God;
I rest on love divine;
And with unfaltering lip and heart,
I call this Savior mine.
His cross dispels each doubt,
I bury in His tomb
My unbelief,
And all my fear,
Each lingering shade of gloom.

5. I praise the God of grace,
I trust His truth and might
He calls me His, I call Him mine,
My God, my joy, my light
’Tis He Who saveth me,
And freely pardon gives
I love because
He loveth me,
I live because He lives!

Lyrics: Horatius Bonar

©2001 Kevin Twit Music.


Anonymous said...

This is pretty neat. We had a Bible Conference at our church this week, and this hymn that you posted is the last hymn we sang every night. It's in the Trinity Hymnal, but not in the one we have at home, and every time we got home, I forgot the words, and didn't know the name of the song. The song title is not listed in the Trinity Hymnal. Thanks for posting this, it was a blessing to me.

Anonymous said...

LOL, I just read your other post where you posted about 1 John. Our bible conference was on 1 John.