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.
|First Line:||'Tis not that I did choose thee|
|Title:||'Tis Not That I Did Choose Thee|
|Author:||Josiah Conder (1836)|
|Scripture:||John 15:16; 1 John 4:19|
|Topic:||The Way of Salvation: Election; God: Sovereignty of; Love: For Christ of God|
|Composer:||John Baptiste Calkin (1887; alt. 1990)|