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565. 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 pains, not mine, O Christ,
Can heal my bruised soul;
Thy stripes, not mine, contain
The balm that makes me whole. [Refrain]

3 Thy cross, not mine, O Christ,
Has borne the crushing load
Of sins that none could bear
But the incarnate God. [Refrain]

4 Thy death, not mine, O Christ,
Has paid the ransom due;
Ten thousand deaths like mine
Would have been all too few. [Refrain]

5 Thy righteousness, O Christ,
Alone can cover me;
No righteousness avails
Save that which is of Thee. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Thy works, not mine, O Christ
Title: Thy Works, Not Mine, O Christ
Author: Horatius Bonar, 1808-89
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: 66 66 88
Scripture: ; ; ;
Topic: Redeemer
Language: English
Refrain First Line: To whom save Thee
Notes: Alternate Tune: DARWALL's 148TH
Tune Information
Name: ST. JOHN
Meter: 66 66 88
Key: C Major
Source: The Parish Choir, London, 1850; The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941 (Setting)

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