15776. Oh Thou All Holy, Wise And Just

1 Oh Thou all holy, wise and just,
Whom Heav’n and earth obey;
Thou only object of my trust,
Whose word can sink me into dust,
Or raise my feeble clay.

2 Yielding to what Thou shalt propose,
Behold, Thy creature lies;
Resigned to dwell along with those,
who in the silent rave repose,
Or to new health arise.

3 If now the last decisive day
Of my frail life draw near,
My soul while fainting with dismay,
From rising crimes in dread array,
Do Thou with mercy cheer.

4 Or if my past iniquity,
My dying hour molest,
Yet oh then save me when I die,
Nor to my parting soul deny,
An entrance into rest.

5 But if Thy boundless grace should spare
My fleeting life again;
Let sin no more my soul ensnare,
But love and warm devotion there,
In blissful union reign.

6 This for the honor of Thy name,
And through the Savior’s blood,
Not as desert, but grace I claim,
And in the most submissive frame,
Implore of Thee, my God.

Text Information
First Line: Oh Thou all holy, wise and just
Title: Oh Thou All Holy, Wise And Just
Author: Benjamin Beddome, 1717-1795
Meter: 86.886
Language: English
Source: Hymns Adapted to Public Worship (London: Burton & Briggs, 1818)
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tunes: LLEWELLYN by Stanley L. Osborne, NEWCASTLE by Henry K. Morley
Tune Information
Name: REST
Composer: Frederick Charles Maker (1887)
Meter: 86.886
Key: D Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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