Nothing but a Broken Reed

Dear Lord, thy precious blood was shed for me

Author: Fanny Crosby
Tune: [Dear Lord, Thy precious blood was shed for me]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Dear Lord, Thy precious blood was shed for me;
I love the story to repeat;
And now my sinful heart I bring to Thee;
And lay it weeping at Thy feet.

I know I’m nothing but a broken reed,
That leans, and only leans on Thee;
Yet Thou wilt hear me if Thy name I plead,
There’s mercy at the cross for me.

2 I would be Thine, I give my wand’ring o’er,
O may I never leave Thy side;
I would be Thine, dear Lord, and nothing more;
Behind the cross, O let me hide. [Refrain]

3 Now seal Thy blessed name upon my heart,
Thy holy temple may it be;
Renew and sanctify its every part,
And let Thy will be done in me. [Refrain]

Source: The Glad Refrain for the Sunday School: a new collection of songs for worship #131

Author: Fanny Crosby

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Text Information

First Line: Dear Lord, thy precious blood was shed for me
Title: Nothing but a Broken Reed
Author: Fanny Crosby
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I know I'm nothing but a broken reed
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Glad Refrain for the Sunday School #131

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