O Lord, to whom for help I call

O Lord, to whom for help I call

Author: J. F. Butler
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 O Lord! to whom for help I call,
Thy miracles repeat;
With pitying eye behold me fall
A leper at thy feet.

2 Loathsome, and foul, and self abhorred,
I sink beneath my sin;
But, if thou wilt, a gracious word
Of thine, can make me clean.

3 Thou seest me deaf to thy commands,
Open O Lord! mine ear;
Bid me stretch out my withered hands,
And lift them up in prayer.

4 Silent (alas! thou knowest how long!)
My voice I cannot raise;
But O! when thou shalt loose my tongue,
The dumb shall sing thy praise.

5 Lame at the pool I still am found,
Give, and my strength employ;
Light as an hart I then shall bound,
The lame shall leap for joy.

6 Blind from my birth to guilt and thee,
And dark I am within;
The love of God I cannot see,
Nor sinfulness of sin.

7 But thou, they say, art passing by,
O let me find thee near!
Jesus, in mercy hear my cry,
Thou Son of David, hear!

8 Long have I waited in the way,
For thee, the heavenly light;
Command me to be brought, and say,
"Sinner, receive thy sight."

The Christian's duty, exhibited in a series of hymns, 1791

Author: J. F. Butler

Joseph Fletcher Butler Joseph Fletcher Butler was born November 10, 1860 in Greenwood, South Carolina. His family eventually moved to Texas, where he married Louisa Lincoln Hubbard in Olden in Eastland County on March 19, 1882. The had 8 children - Alice, Edna, Ida, Olive, Utile, Ella, Alvin (the only son), and Irene. I believe he was a lifelong Methodist and a farmer. The family lived in Gordon, Texas. The family homestead was inundated amount 1970 or so to form a lake - possibly Lake Palo Pinto, but I'm not sure. He died October 28, 1935 in Gordon, and is buried in Fox Mountain Cemetery in Palo Pinto County, Texas (near Gordon.) great grand-daughter Go to person page >

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First Line: O Lord, to whom for help I call
Author: J. F. Butler
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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