612. Oh, the bitter shame and sorrow

1 Oh, the bitter shame and sorrow,
That a time could ever be
When I let the Saviour's pity
Plead in vain, and proudly answered,
"All of self, and none of Thee."

2 Yet He found me; I beheld Him
Bleeding on the accursed tree;
Heard Him pray, "Forgive them Father;"
And my wistful heart said faintly,
"Some of self, and some of Thee."

3 Day by day His tender mercy,
Healing, helping, full and free,
Sweet and strong, and ah! so patient,
Brought me lower while I whispered,
"Less of self, and more of Thee."

4 Higher than the highest heavens,
Deeper than the deepest sea,
Lord, Thy love at last has conquered:
Grant me now my soul's desire,
"None of self, and all of Thee."


Text Information
First Line: Oh, the bitter shame and sorrow
Title: Oh, the bitter shame and sorrow
Author: Dr. Theo. Monod (1874)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1894
Topic: Parochial Missions; Aspiration
Notes: Tune name in index: MONK
Tune Information
Name: [Oh, the bitter shame and sorrow]
Composer: W. H. Monk, Mus. Doc.
Key: D Major

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