No, not despairingly

No, not despairingly

Author: Horatius Bonar (1866)
Tune: KEDRON (Spratt)
Published in 102 hymnals

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1 No, not despairingly
come I to Thee;
no, not distrustingly
bend I the knee;
sin hath gone over me,
yet is this still my plea,
Jesus hath died.

2 Ah! Mine iniquity
crimson has been,
infinite, infinite,
sin upon sin;
sin of not loving Thee,
sin of not trusting Thee,
infinite sin.

3 Lord, I confess to Thee
sadly my sin;
all I am, tell to Thee,
all I have been;
purge Thou my sin away,
wash Thou my soul this day;
Lord, make me clean.

4 Faithful and just art Thou,
forgiving all;
loving and kind art Thou
when poor ones call;
Lord, let the cleansing blood,
blood of the Lamb of God,
pass o'er my soul.

5 Then all is peace and light
this soul within;
thus shall I walk with Thee,
the loved Unseen;
leaning on Thee, my God,
guided along the road,
nothing between.

Source: Psalms and Hymns to the Living God #208

Author: Horatius Bonar

Horatius Bonar was born at Edinburgh, in 1808. His education was obtained at the High School, and the University of his native city. He was ordained to the ministry, in 1837, and since then has been pastor at Kelso. In 1843, he joined the Free Church of Scotland. His reputation as a religious writer was first gained on the publication of the "Kelso Tracts," of which he was the author. He has also written many other prose works, some of which have had a very large circulation. Nor is he less favorably known as a religious poet and hymn-writer. The three series of "Hymns of Faith and Hope," have passed through several editions. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872… Go to person page >



Baptist Hymnal 1991 #270
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The Cyber Hymnal #4584
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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #270

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Celebrating Grace Hymnal #401

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Hymns to the Living God #82

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Psalms and Hymns to the Living God #208

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The A.M.E. Zion Hymnal #521


The Cyber Hymnal #4584


The Song Book of the Salvation Army #296

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Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #495

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Worship and Service Hymnal #179

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