Author: Horatius Bonar Meter: 126.96.36.199.6.6.4 Appears in 95 hymnals Scripture: 1 John 1:9 Lyrics: 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,
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,
Topics: The Way of Salvation Repentance; Abiding in Christ; Christ Blood of; Forgiveness of Sins Used With Tune: KEDRON
No, Not Despairingly Come I to Thee