461. Not What My Hands Have Done

1 Not what my hands have done can save my guilty soul;
not what my toiling flesh has borne can make my spirit whole.
Not what I feel or do can give me peace with God;
not all my prayers and sighs and tears can bear my awful load.

2 Thy work alone, O Christ, can ease this weight of sin;
thy blood alone, O Lamb of God, can give me peace within.
Thy love to me, O God, not mine, O Lord to thee,
can rid me of this dark unrest, and set my spirit free.

3 Thy grace alone, O God, to me can pardon speak;
thy pow'r alone, O Son of God, can this sore bondage break.
No other work, save thine, no other blood will do;
no strength, save that which is divine, can bear me safely through.

4 I bless the Christ of God; I rest on love divine;
and with unfalt'ring lip and heart, I call this Savior mine.
This cross dispels each doubt; I bury in his tomb
each thought of unbelief and fear, each ling'ring shade of gloom.

5 I praise the God of grace; I trust his truth and might;
he calls me his, I call him mine, my God, my joy, my light.
'Tis he who saveth me, and freely pardon gives;
I love because he loveth me, I live because he lives.

Text Information
First Line: Not what my hands have done
Title: Not What My Hands Have Done
Author: Horatius Bonar (1861; alt.)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: S.M.D.
Scripture: Titus 3:5
Topic: The Way of Salvation: Salvation by Grace; Evangelistic; Faith: In Christ (2 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: LEOMINSTER
Composer: George William Martin (1862)
Arranger: Arthur S. Sullivan (1874)
Meter: S.M.D.
Key: D Major



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