180. Giver Of The Perfect Gift

1 Giver of the perfect gift,
only hope of human race,
hear the prayer our hearts uplift
trembling at thy throne of grace.

2 Though the accusing voice within
speaks of many a wrong to thee,
thou canst cleanse from every sin,
thou canst set the conscience free.

3 Who can save us, Lord, but thou?
Let thy mercy show thy power.
Lo, we plead thy promise now,
now, in this accepted hour.

4 Oh! may these our Lenten days,
blest by thee, with thee be passed,
that with purer, nobler praise
we may keep thy feast at last.

5 God the holy trinity,
grant the mercy we implore;
God the One, all praise to thee
through the ages evermore.

Text Information
First Line: Giver of the perfect gift
Title: Giver Of The Perfect Gift
Translator: John Ellerton (1826-1893)
Publication Date: 1998
Meter: 77 77
Scripture: Psalm 71; Joel 2:1-2; Hebrews 7:23-28; Hebrews 9:11-15; James 1:17-27
Topic: Ash Wednesday; Lent (season)
Source: Latin (11th cent.?)
Tune Information
Name: SONG 13
Composer: Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)
Meter: 77 77
Key: E♭ Major



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