99. Lord, we confess our numerous faults

1 Lord, we confess our numerous faults,
How great our guilt has been:
Foolish and vain were all our thoughts,
And all our lives were sin.

2 But, O my soul, for ever praise,
For ever love His Name,
Who turns thy feet from dangerous ways
Of folly, sin, and shame.

3 'Tis not by works of righteousness
Which our own hands have done;
But we are saved by sovereign grace
Abounding through His Son.

4 'Tis from the mercy of our God
That all our hopes begin;
'Tis by the Water and the Blood
Our souls are saved from sin.

5 'Tis through the purchase of His Death
Who hung upon the Tree,
The Spirit is sent down to breathe
On such dry bones as we.

6 Raised from the dead we live anew;
And justified by grace,
We shall appear in glory too,
And see our Father's face.

Text Information
First Line: Lord, we confess our numerous faults
Author: Watts (1709)
Meter: C. M.
Publication Date: 1868
Topic: Sin and Redemption; Septuagesima Sunday; Quinquagesima Sunday (6 more...)
Notes: Alternate tune #42 or #91
Tune Information
Meter: C. M.
Key: D Major
Notes: Composer from index: Rev. R. N. Parke

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