1 Of sinful Adam's numerous race,
I find myself most vile;
To me can God extend his grace
Or ever grant a smile?
2 Can I be called a child of God,
Can I his promise claim;
While sinking in the loathsome flood,
Of inbred sin and shame?
3 Once I could shout his praises high,
And call him Lord and king;
But now how cold and dead I lie,
Nor dare I think to sing.
4 Once I could join his praying flock,
And thought the union sweet:
Conscience forbids me now to mock,
By claiming there a seat.
5 Was I deceived? Blest spirit tell,
Nor leave me to despair:
Sometimes a heaven sometimes a hell,
Within this heart appear.
6 Sometimes I feel a beam divine,
The God I own and love;
It seems direct from heaven to shine,
And call me straight above.
7 I stretch my wings, and fain wold fly;
But Oh, my want of power!
The vision ends, I sin and sigh,
And count the awful score.
8 Great God resolve this painful strife,
Grant faith and love may reign;
Then I'll devote an endless life
To sing in highest strain.
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799
|Instances (1 - 3 of 3)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors to which are added, a number never before published. #140||Of sinful Adam's numerous race||Of sinful Adam's numerous race||1810|
|The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors: to which are added a number never before published #CXL||The doubting christian||Of sinful Adam's num'rous race||C. M.||1799||Christiian | Doubting|
|The Hartford Selection of Hymns: from the most approved authors: to which are added a number never before published (2nd ed.) #CXL||The doubting christian||Of sinful Adam's num'rous race||C. M.||1802||Christiian | Doubting|