The Only Plea

Prostrate dear Jesus at thy feet

Author: Samuel Stennett
Published in 234 hymnals

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1 Prostrate, dear Jesus, at thy feet,
A guilty rebel lies;
And upwards, to thy mercy-seat,
Presumes to lift his eyes.

2 Let not thy justice frown me hence;
Oh, stay the vengeful storm;
Forbid it, that Omnipotence
Should crush a feeble worm.

3 If tears of sorrow could suffice
To pay the debt I owe,
Tears should, from both my weeping eyes,
In ceaseless currents flow.

4 But no such sacrifice I plead
To expiate my guilt;
No tears, but those which thou hast shed,--
No blood, but thou hast spilt.

5 Think of thy sorrows, dearest Lord!
And all my sins forgive,
Then justice will approve the word,
That bids the sinner lives.

Source: Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs ancient & modern (Abr. ed.) #309

Author: Samuel Stennett

Samuel Stennett was born at Exeter, in 1727. His father was pastor of a Baptist congregation in that city; afterwards of the Baptist Chapel, Little Wild Street, London. In this latter pastorate the son succeeded the father in 1758. He died in 1795. Dr. Stennett was the author of several doctrinal works, and a few hymns. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Prostrate dear Jesus at thy feet
Title: The Only Plea
Author: Samuel Stennett
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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