My Faith Still Clings

My sin is great, my strength is weak

Author: H. F. Colby
Published in 9 hymnals

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1. My sin is great, my strength is weak,
My path beset with snares;
But Thou, O Christ, hast died for me,
And Thou wilt hear my prayers.

To Thee, to Thee, the Crucified,
The sinner’s only plea,
Relying on Thy promised grace,
My faith still clings to Thee.

2. The world is dark without Thee, Lord,
I turn me from its strife
To find Thy love a sweet relief;
Thou art the light of life. [Refrain]

3. Temptations lure and fears assail
My frail, inconstant heart;
But precious are Thy promises,
And they new strength impart. [Refrain]

4. Unfold Thy precepts to my mind,
And cleanse my blinded eyes;
Grant me to work for Thee on earth,
Then praise Thee in the skies. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #4399

Author: H. F. Colby

Colby, Henry Francis. (Roxbury, Massachusetts, November 25, 1842--May 8, 1915). Baptist. Son of the philanthropist Gardner Colby. Brown University, A.B. 1862, A.M. 1865; Newton Theological Institution [Seminary], 1867; Brown University, Honorary D.D., 1882. President, American Baptist Missionary Union, 1865-1868. Pastorate at Dayton, Ohio, 1868-1903. President, Board of Trustees, Denison University. President Ohio Baptist Convention, 1883-1886. Author of Restricted Communion, also a memoir of his father Gardner Colby (1879), a memoir of Ebenezer Thresher LL.D. (1886), and a sketch of Caleb Parker. His hymn "Waiting on the eve of labor, Knowing not he coming day," was sung at the graduation of his class at Newton Theological Institution, Jun… Go to person page >

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First Line: My sin is great, my strength is weak
Title: My Faith Still Clings
Author: H. F. Colby
Language: English
Refrain First Line: To Thee, to Thee, the Crucified
Copyright: Public Domain



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