11923. For Mercies, Countless As The Sands

1 For mercies, countless as the sands
Which daily I receive
From Jesus, my Redeemer’s hands,
My soul, what canst thou give?

2 Alas! from such a heart as mine,
What can I bring Him forth?
My best is stained and dyed with sin,
My all is nothing worth.

3 Yet this acknowledgement I’ll make
For all He has bestowed;
Salvation’s sacred cup I’ll take,
And call upon my God.

4 The best return for one like me,
So wretched and so poor;
Is from His gifts to draw a plea,
And ask Him still for more.

5 I cannot serve him as I ought,
No works have I to boast;
Yet would I glory in the thought
That I shall owe Him most.

Text Information
First Line: For mercies, countless as the sands
Title: For Mercies, Countless As The Sands
Author: John Newton
Meter: CMD
Language: English
Source: Olney Hymns (London, W. Oliver, 1779), Book 1
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tune: PHILLIPS by Isaac B. Woodbury
Tune Information
Name: ALAMEDA
Composer: Solomon W. Straub (1893)
Meter: CMD
Key: G Major or modal
Copyright: Public Domain



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