I own my guilt, my sins confess

I own my guilt, my sins confess

Author: Robert Cruttenden
Published in 14 hymnals

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1 I own my guilt, my sins confess;
Can men or devils make them more?
Of crimes already numberless,
Vain the attempt to swell the score.

2 Were the black list before my sight,
While I remember thou hast died,
'Twould only urge my speedier flight
To seek salvation at thy side.

3 Low at thy feet I'll cast me down,
To thee reveal my guilt and fear;
And if thou spurn me from thy throne,
I'll be the first who perished there.



Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #405

Author: Robert Cruttenden

Cruttenden, Robert, born cir. 1691, died cir. 1764. He was educated for the ministry among the Dissenters, and when a young man frequently preached for his uncle, the Rev. Mr. Bragg. But finding that he did not really believe in the Evangelical doctrines, he gave up the ministry, and betook himself to trade, in which for a number of years he was successful. In his 52nd year, having retired from business, he was living near to Whitefield's Tabernacle, when, his attention being excited by what he heard concerning the preaching there, a strong impulse seized him to go and hear for himself. The result was his conversion through the ministry of John Cennick. Twelve months later he joined a Congregational Church, of which he continued a member un… Go to person page >

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Author: Robert Cruttenden

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Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #368

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #300

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #300

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #554

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #554

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Hymns for Christian Melody #270

Revival Hymns. 4th ed. #d51

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The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #405

Village Hymns #d249

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