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495. No, Not Despairingly Come I to Thee

1 No, not despairingly come I to thee;
no, not distrustingly bend I the knee:
sin hath gone over me, yet is this still my plea,
Jesus hath died.

2 Ah! mine iniquity crimson has been,
infinite, infinite, sin upon sin;
sin of not loving thee, sin of not trusting thee,
infinite sin.

3 Lord, I confess to thee sadly my sin;
all I am tell I thee, all I have been:
purge thou my sin away, wash thou my soul this day;
Lord, make me clean.

4 Faithful and just art thou, forgiving all;
loving and kind art thou when poor ones call:
Lord, let the cleansing blood, blood of the Lamb of God,
pass o'er my soul.

5 Then all is peace and light this soul within;
thus shall I walk with thee, the loved Unseen;
leaning on thee, my God, guided along the road,
nothing between.

Text Information
First Line: No, not despairingly come I to thee
Title: No, Not Despairingly Come I to Thee
Author: Horatius Bonar (1866)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1990
Topic: The Way of Salvation: Repentance; Abiding in Christ; Christ: Blood of (1 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Ann B. Spratt (1866)
Key: E♭ Major

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