1 O God, thy righteousness we own;
Judgment is at thy house begun;
With humble awe thy rod we hear,
And guilty in thy sight appear;
We can not in thy judgment stand,
But sink beneath thy mighty hand.
2 Our mouth as in the dust we lay,
And still for mercy, mercy pray;
Unworthy to behold thy face,
Unfaithful stewards of thy grace,
Our sin and wickedness we own,
And deeply for acceptance groan.
3 We have not, Lord, thy gifts improved,
But basely from thy statutes roved;
Yet do not drive us from thy face,
A stiff-necked and hard-hearted race:
The melting power of love impart;
Soften the marble of our heart.
Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #768
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|The Cyber Hymnal #4924||O God, Thy Righteousness We Own||O God, Thy righteousness we own||BRIGHTON||Charles Wesley||88.88.88||<cite>Hymns and Sacred Poems</cite>, 1749|