1 In his own appointed hour,
To my heart the Savior spoke;
Touch's me by his spirit's power,
And my dangerous slumber broke.
2 Then I saw and owned my guilt,
Soon my gracious Lord replied:
"Fear not, I my blood have spilt,
'Twas for such as thee I died."
3 Shame and wonder, joy and love,
All at once possessed my heart;
Can I hope thy grace to prove,
After acting such a part?
4 "Thou hast greatly sinned, he said,
But I freely all forgive;
I myself the debt have paid,
Now I bid thee rise and live."
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799