160. Dust and ashes, sin and guilt

1 Dust and ashes, sin and guilt,--
Christ, for me Thy blood was spilt;
Cleanse Thou me from guilt and sin,
Make Me pure without, within;
Soul and body, at Thy word,
Be to saving health restored.

2 Flesh and blood, this mortal frame,
Thou wert pleased to wear the same;
Though Thy nature was divine,
Thou didst condescend to mine;
Let me, for Thy mercy's sake,
Thy Divinity partake.

3 From the ruins of the Fall,
Me to grace and glory call:
Me, O Lord my Righteousness!
With Thine image re-impress:
Thou didst stoop to earth for me:
Raise me up to heaven with Thee.

Text Information
First Line: Dust and ashes, sin and guilt
Author: James Montgomery (1853)
Meter: 7s.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1890
Topic: The Passion; Sundays in Lent; Lent, Second Sunday
Notes: Alternate tune: #184
Tune Information
Meter: 7s.
Key: C Major
Notes: Composer from index: J. S. Bach, 1713

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