O Saviour, I have nought to plead

O Savior, I have naught to plead

Author: Mrs. T. D. Crewdson
Published in 31 hymnals

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1 O Saviour, I have naught to plead,
In earth beneath or heaven above,
But only my exceeding need,
And Thy exceeding love.

2. The need will soon be past and gone—
Exceeding great, but quickly o’er;
The love unbought is all Thine own,
And lasts forevermore.

Amen.

Source: The Hymnal #512

Author: Mrs. T. D. Crewdson

Crewdson, Jane, née Fox, daughter of George Fox, of Perraw, Cornwall, was born at Perraw, October, 1809; married to Thomas Crewdson, of Manchester, 1836; and died at Summerlands, near Manchester, Sept. 14, 1863. During a long illness Mrs. Crewdson composed her works published as:— (1) Lays of the Reformation, 1860. (2) A Little While, and Other Poems (posthumous), 1864. (3) The Singer of Eisenach, n.d.; and (4) Aunt Jane's Verses for Children, 1851. 2nd ed. 1855, 3rd 1871. From these works nearly a dozen of her hymns have come into common use. The best known are, "O for the peace which floweth as a river," and "There is no sorrow, Lord, too light." In addition to these and others which are annotated under their respective first line… Go to person page >

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First Line: O Savior, I have naught to plead
Title: O Saviour, I have nought to plead
Author: Mrs. T. D. Crewdson
Meter: 8.8.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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