1 Now to thine altar, Lord,
A broken heart I bring;
And wilt thou graciously accept
Of such a worthless thing?
2 To Christ, the bleeding Lamb,
My faith directs her eyes;
All other offerings are vain,
But not his sacrifice.
3 That moment he expired
The law was satisfied,
And now, to its severest claims,
I answer, Jesus died!
Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #423
|First Line:||Unto thine altar Lord|
|Author:||Benjamin Beddome (1787)|
|Source:||Appeared posthumously in Hymns Adapted to Public Worship (London: Burton and Briggs,1818); John Rippon, A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors, 1787|
Unto Thine altar, Lord . B. Beddome. [Lent.] Appealed in Rippon's Baptist Selection, 1787, No. 356, in 3 stanzas of 4 lines, and later in other hymnals. In Beddome's posthumous Hymns, 1817, No. 482, it begins "Now to Thine altar, Lord."
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)