1 Lord Jesus Christ, in Thee alone,
My only hope on earth I place,
For other comforter is none,
No help have I but in Thy grace.
There is no man nor creature here,
No angel in the heav'nly sphere,
Who at my call can succor me.
I cry to Thee,
In Thee I trust implicitly.
2 My sin is very sore and great,
I mourn beneath its dreadful load;
O free me from this heavy weight,
My Saviour, through Thy precious blood;
And with Thy Father for me plead
That Thou hast suffered in my stead;
From me the burden then is rolled.
Lord, I lay hold
On Thy dear promises of old.
3 And in Thy mercy now bestow
True Christian faith on me, O Lord,
That all the sweetness I may know
Which in Thy holy cross is stored,
Love Thee o'er earthly pride and pelf,
And love my neighbor as myself;
And when, at last, is come my end,
Be Thou my friend,
From Satan’s wiles my soul defend.
4 Glory to God in highest heaven,
The Father of eternal love;
For His dear Son, for sinners given,
Whose watchful grace we daily prove;
To God, the Holy Ghost on high;
Oh, ever be His comfort nigh,
And teach us, in His love and fear,
To please Him here,
And serve Him in the heavenly sphere.
Source: The Hymnal and Order of Service #410