A certain beggar, poor and blind

A certain beggar, poor and blind

Author: Paul Henkel
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 A Certain beggar, poor and blind,
A needy creature as we find,
Whose heart was fill'd with woe and grief,
Cried to the Saviour for relief.

2 He cried, O blessed David's son!
My mournful case to thee is known;
O pitty me, grant me my sight!
Restore to me that wanted light.

3 Tho' he was blind, yet he could hear,
And knew that his dear Lord was near:
He cried, and pray'd, and would not cease
Till he had vented his distress.

4 When once our blindness we do feel,
Our grief no longer can conceal;
Then life the Beggar we shall cry
To Jesus, e'er he passes by.

5 Are we rebuk'd, we cry the more,
Till Jesus manifests his pow'r--
We shall not cease until we know:
That we are hear'd, and answer'd too.

6 Then, like the Beggar we shall be,
Once we were blind but now we see:
Our darkness turned into day,
And follow Jesus in his way.

Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #XLIX

Author: Paul Henkel

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First Line: A certain beggar, poor and blind
Author: Paul Henkel
Copyright: Public Domain



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Church Hymn Book; consisting of hymns and psalms, original and selected. adapted to public worship and many other occasions. 2nd ed. #100

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Church Hymn Book #XLIX

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