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380. Thy Works, Not Mine, O Christ

1 Thy works, not mine, O Christ,
Speak gladness to this heart;
They tell me all is done;
They bid my fear depart.
To whom save Thee, who canst alone
For sin atone, Lord, shall I flee?

2 Thy wounds, not mine, O Christ,
Can heal my bruised soul;
Thy stripes, not mine, contain
The balm that makes me whole.
To whom save Thee, who canst alone
For sin atone, Lord, shall I flee?

3 Thy cross, not mine, O Christ,
Has borne the awful load
Of sins that none could bear
But the incarnate God.
To whom save Thee, who canst alone
For sin atone, Lord, shall I flee?

4 Thy death, not mine, O Christ,
Has paid the ransom due;
Ten thousand deaths like mine
Would have been all too few.
To whom save Thee, who canst alone
For sin atone, Lord, shall I flee?

5 Thy righteousness, O Christ,
Alone can cover me:
No righteousness avails
Save that which is of Thee.
To whom save Thee, who canst alone
For sin atone, Lord, shall I flee?

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Thy works, not mine, O Christ
Title: Thy Works, Not Mine, O Christ
Author: Horatius Bonar (1857)
Meter: 6.6.6.6.8.8.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Scripture:
Topic: Faith and Justification
Tune Information
Name: ST. JOHN
Meter: 6.6.6.6.8.8.
Key: D Major
Source: "The Parish Choir," 1851



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