521. No, Not Despairingly

1 No, not despairingly
Come I to Thee;
No, not distrustingly
Bend I the knee:
Sin hath gone over me,
Yet is this still my plea,
Jesus hath died.

2 Ah! mine iniquity
Crimson hath been,
Infinite, infinite–
Sin upon sin;
Sin of not loving Thee,
Sin of not trusting Thee–
Infinite sin.

3 Lord, I confess to Thee
Sadly my sin;
All am tell I Thee,
All I have been:
Purge Thou my sin away,
Wash Thou my soul this day;
Lord, make me clean.

4 Faithful and just art Thou,
Forgiving all;
Loving and kind art Thou
When poor ones call.
Lord, let the cleansing blood,
Blood of the Lamb of God,
Pass o'er my soul.

5 Then all is peace and light
This soul within;
Thus shall I walk with Thee,
The loved Unseen;
Leaning on Thee, my God,
Guided along the road,
Nothing between.


Text Information
First Line: No not despairingly
Title: No, Not Despairingly
Author: Horatius Bonar, 1808-1889
Meter: 6. 4. 6. 4. 6. 6. 4.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1999
Topic: Trials and Tribulations
Tune Information
Composer: Ann B Spratt (1829)
Meter: 6. 4. 6. 4. 6. 6. 4.
Key: F Major or modal

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