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Low at Thy pierced feet

Low at Thy pierced feet

Author: James Stephens
Tune: MITCHELL (Mitchell)
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Low at Thy pierced feet,
Saviour of all,
Helpless and sorrowful
Prostrate I fall.
O cast me not away,
Forgive my sin this day,
Forgive my sin,
All, all my sin.

2 Sinful my life hath been,
Unclean, unclean;
All my iniquity
Thine eye hath seen;
Cleanse Thou my soul today,
Wash all my sins away
In Thine own blood,
In Thine own blood.

3 By all Thy grief and pain,
Forgive me now;
Before Thy cross in shame
Lowly I bow.
Lord, let that blood of Thine
Wash now this soul of mine;
Wash Thou my soul,
Wash Thou my soul.

4 Thou didst for me endure
Dread Calvary;
Sin’s punishment and shame
All, all for me.
On Thee my guilt was laid,
By Thee my debt was paid,
To set me free,
To set me free.

5 Lord, I accept Thee now,
Accept Thou me;
I have delayed too long,
And grievèd Thee.
By all Thy love to me,
I give myself to Thee;
Make me Thine own,
All, all Thine own.

Source: Hymns of Consecration and Faith #8

Author: James Stephens

Stephens, James, was born at Southsea, March 18, 1847, and ordained to the curacy of Christ Church, Plymouth, 1873. He became Chaplain of Falmouth Roadstead, in 1876, and in 1880 Missioner under the Rev. W. H. M. H. Aitken in connection with the Church Parochial Mission Society. He has published Children's Sermons as Living Water for Little Pitchers, 1882, and Light for Little Lanterns, 1885, &c. His Mission Hymns, originally published in 1883, has been enlarged twice, and now contains 113 hymns. Of these he is the author of about twenty, all of which are marked in the index of first lines. Concerning the hymn "Another page of life Is open unto me," which is attributed to him, Mr. Stephens says: "It was given to me by a lady unknown… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Low at Thy pierced feet
Author: James Stephens
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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Carmina for Social Worship #d159

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Carmina for the Sunday School and Social Worship #143

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Hymns of Consecration and Faith #8

Mirfield Mission Hymn Book #82

The Church Hymnal #239

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