573. Lord, 'Tis Not That I Did Choose Thee

1 Lord, 'tis not that I did choose Thee;
That, I know, could never be,
For this heart would still refuse Thee
Had Thy grace not chosen me.
Thou hast from the sin that stained me
Washed and cleansed and set me free
And unto this end ordained me,
That I ever live to Thee.

2 It was grace in Christ that called me,
Taught my darkened heart and mind;
Else the world had yet enthralled me,
To Thy heav'nly glories blind.
Now I worship none above Thee;
For Thy grace alone I thirst,
Knowing well that, if I love Thee,
Thou, O Lord, didst love me first.

3 Praise the God of all creation;
Praise the Father's boundless love.
Praise the Lamb, our expiation,
Priest and King enthroned above.
Praise the Spirit of salvation,
Him by whom our spirits live.
Undivided adoration
To the great Jehovah give.

Text Information
First Line: Lord, 'tis not that I did choose Thee
Title: Lord, 'Tis Not That I Did Choose Thee
Author: Josiah Conder, 1789-1855
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: 87 87 D
Scripture: John 15:16; Ephesians 2:8-9; 1 Peter 2:9-10; 1 John 4:10; 1 John 4:19
Language: English
Tune Information
Meter: 87 87 D
Key: G Major or modal
Source: The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941 (Setting); Erbaulicher Musicalischer Christen-Schatz, Basel, 1745

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