Lord, I deserve thy deepest wrath

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1 Lord, I deserve Thy deepest wrath,
ungrateful, faithless I have been;
no terrors have my soul deterred,
nor goodness wooed me from my sin.

2 My heart is vile, my mind depraved,
my flesh rebels against Thy will;
I am polluted in Thy sight,
yet, Lord, have mercy on me still!

3 Without defense to Thee I look,
to Thee the only Savior fly;
without a hope, without a friend,
in deep distress to Thee I cry.

4 Speak peace to me, my sins forgive,
dwell Thou within my heart, O God;
the guilt and pow’r of sin remove,
and fit me for Thy blest abode.

Source: Psalms and Hymns to the Living God #202

Author: Basil Manly

Manly, Basil, junior, D.D., born in Edgefield County, South Carolina, Dec. 19, 1825, was educated at the State University of Alabama, and entered the Baptist ministry in 1848. He has held several important appointments amongst the Baptists. He is the author of nearly 40 hymns, several of which are in common use. Of these the following 9 appeared in The Baptist Psalmody, 1850, which he edited with his father:— 1. Before a pool the sufferer lay. The Pool of Bethesda. 2. God of the seas, Whose ruling voice. For those at Sea. 3. God with us, 0 glorious [wondrous] name, Manifest in flesh He came. Christmas. 4. Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of hosts in heaven adored. The Divine Holiness. 5. In doubt's dim twilight here I… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord, I deserve thy deepest wrath
Author: Basil Manly
Copyright: Public Domain



MELITA (Dykes)

The original chant melody associated with this text [i.e., "Eternal Father, strong to save"] is found in most hymnals of denominations where chant has played a role, including the Lutheran tradition, which has produced much organ music on this well-known chant. The setting here is by John B. Dykes (…

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