Only a sinner, humble and low

Only a sinner, humble and low

Author: Ina Duley Ogdon
Tune: [Only a sinner, humble and low]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Only a sinner, humble and low,
No one to love me, no where to go;
Beaten and driven, wretched indeed,
Who is the Friend to pity my need?

O it is Jesus! Jesus alone,
Dying for me, my sin to atone;
O it is Jesus! there may I go,
Jesus will hear me! Jesus will know!

2 Only a sinner, sorely dismayed,
Tempted and fallen, pleading for aid;
Dangers surround me, dark is the night,
Where is the One to guide me anight? [Refrain]

3 Only a sinner, weary my feet,
Lonely my journey where is retreat?
Dying afar from comforting love,
Who is the Friend my refuge to prove? [Refrain]

4 O it is Jesus, lowly and meek,
Waiting for me my pardon to speak;
Yes, it is Jesus, on Him I call,
Jesus, my joy, my life and my all! [Refrain]

Source: The Voice of Thanksgiving #35

Author: Ina Duley Ogdon

Ogdon, Ina Duley. (Rossville, Illinois, 1872--May 18, 1964, Toledo, Ohio). Disciples of Christ. Granddaughter of a Methodist minister, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William W. Duley. Married James Ogdon. She wrote: "My father went with my mother to her church after his marriage to her, so I was brought up in the church of the Disciples of Christ." She wrote over three thousand hymns, anthems, cantatas, and miscellaneous verse. Her hymns include "Brighten the corner where you are," 1912; "Carry your cross with a smile," 1916; "My Lord abides;" "When you know Jesus too;" "Tell Jesus;" "Lighten the burden for someone;" "I have been saved," Her first hymn was "Open wide the window." Composer Charles Gabriel wrote, "Loved by thousands who… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Only a sinner, humble and low
Author: Ina Duley Ogdon
Refrain First Line: O it is Jesus
Copyright: Public Domain



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