398. Lord, We Confess Our Numerous Faults

1 Lord, we confess our num'rous faults,
How great our guilt has been,
How vain and foolish all our thoughts,
How deeply stained with sin.

2 But oh, my soul, forever praise,
Forever love, his name
Who turns your feet from dang'rous ways
Of folly, sin, and shame.

3 'Tis not by works of righteousness
Which our own hands have done,
But we are saved by God's free 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 num'rous faults
Title: Lord, We Confess Our Numerous Faults
Author: Isaac Watts, 1674-1748 (alt.)
Meter: CM
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Justification
Tune Information
Meter: CM
Key: F Major
Source: The Whole Booke of Psalmes, London, 1562, alt.

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