471. 'Tis Not That I Did Choose Thee

1 'Tis not that I did choose thee,
for, Lord, that could not be;
this heart would still refuse thee,
hadst thou not chosen me.
Thou from the sin that stained me
hast cleansed and set me free;
of old thou hast ordained me,
that I should live to thee.

2 'Twas sov'reign mercy called me
and taught my op'ning mind;
the world had else enthralled me,
to heav'nly glories blind.
My heart owns none before thee,
for thy rich grace I thirst;
this knowing, if I love thee,
thou must have loved me first.

Text Information
First Line: 'Tis not that I did choose thee
Title: 'Tis Not That I Did Choose Thee
Author: Josiah Conder (1836)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: 7.6.7.6.D.
Scripture: John 15:16; 1 John 4:19
Topic: The Way of Salvation: Election; God: Sovereignty of; Love: For Christ of God
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: SAVOY CHAPEL
Composer: John Baptiste Calkin (1887; alt. 1990)
Meter: 7.6.7.6.D.
Key: F Major



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