11. Father, I Stretch My Hands to Thee

1 Father, I stretch my hands to Thee,
No other help I know;
If Thou withdraw Thyself from me,
Ah! whither shall I go?

2 What did Thine only Son endure,
Before I drew my breath!
What pain, what labor to secure
My soul from endless death!

3 Surely Thou canst not let me die,
O speak and I shall live;
And here I will unwearied lie,
Till Thou Thy spirit give.

4 Author of faith! to Thee I lift
My weary, longing eyes;
O let me now receive that gift!
My soul without it dies.

Text Information
First Line: Father, I stretch my hands to Thee
Title: Father, I Stretch My Hands to Thee
Author: Charles Wesley, 1707-1788
Publication Date: 1981
Tune Information
Lined by: J. Jefferson Cleveland, 1937-
Lined by: Verolga Nix, 1933-
Composer: Hugh Wilson, 1766- 1824
Copyright: Arr. copyright © 1979 by J. Jefferson Cleveland and Verolga Nix.

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