1 Ah, not like erring man is God,
That men to answer Him should dare;
Condemn'd, and into silence awed,
They helpless stand before His bar.
2 There must a Mediator plead,
Who, God and man, may both embrace;
With God for man to intercede,
And offer man the purchased grace.
3 And lo! the Son of God is slain
To be this Mediator crown'd:
In Him my soul, be cleansed from stain,
In Him thy righteousness be found.
Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, 1871