Though dead in sin I once had lain

Though dead in sin I once had lain

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1 Tho' dead in sin I once had lain,
And void of life devine;
I was by grace restor'd again,
And Jesus now is mine.

2 His grace has made my soul alive,
His graces from above,
Cause me in faith and hope to thrive,
And daily grow in love.

3 True holiness my heart desires,
And holy I must be,
A holy heart the Lord requires,
His face in heav'n to see.

4 Tho' I had all my sins forgiv'n,
But yet to vice a slave,
And could possess the courts of heav'n,
What comforts could I have?

5 Was I invited to a feast,
And welcome to the place;
Half naked, ragged, meanly dress'd,
How could I show my face?

6 Such is the case with sinners too,
Should they with angels dwell,
Their just and holy God to view,
Would prove to them a hell.

7 Grant me dear Lord thy spirit's pow'r,
To make me pure in heart,
Which makes me able to endure
To see thee as thou art.

Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #CCLXXX

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