1 Saviour divine, we know thy name,
And in that name we trust;
Thou art the Lord our Righteousness
Thou art thine Israel's boast.
2 Guilty we plead before thy throne,
And low in dust we lie,
Till Jesus stretch his gracious arm
To bring the guilty nigh.
3 The sins of one most righteous day
Might plunge us in dispair;
Yet all the crimes of numerous years,
Shall our great surety clear.
4 That spotless robe, which he hath wrought,
Shall deck us all around;
Nor by the piercing eye of God
One blemish shall be found.
5 Pardon, and peace, and lively hope
To sinners now are given;
Israel and Judah soon shall change
Their wilderness for Heaven.
6 With joy we taste that manna now,
Thy mercy scatters down;
We seal our humble vows to thee,
And wait the promis'd crown.
Source: A Collection of Evangelical Hymns #XXII
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Saviour divine, we know Thy name . P. Doddridge. [Justification.] First published in Job Orton's posthumous edition of Doddridge's Hymns, &c, 1755, No. 132, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed "Christ, the Lord our Righteousness." Also in J. D. Humphreys's edition of the same, 1839, No. 150. It is in common use sometimes in an abridged form, and also forms part of a cento in Snepp's Songs of Grace & Glory, 1872, No. 417, where stanza i. is the first stanza of this hymn, and st. ii.-v. are st. iii.-vi. of I. Watts's "Lord, we confess our numerous faults,” from his Hymns and Spiritual Songs , 1709, Book. i., No. 111.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)