1 Not what these hands have done
Can save this guilty soul;
Not what this toiling flesh has borne
Can make my spirit whole.
2 Not what I feel or do
Can give me peace with God;
Not all my prayers and sighs and tears
Can bear my awful load.
3 Thy work alone, O Christ,
Can ease this weight of sin;
Thy blood alone, O Lamb of God,
Can give me peace within.
4 Thy love to me, O God,
Not mine, O Lord to Thee,
Can rid me of this dark unrest
And set my spirit free.
5 Thy grace alone, O God,
To me can pardon speak;
Thy pow'r alone, O Son of God,
Can this sore bondage break.
6 I bless the Christ of God,
I rest on love divine;
And with unfalt'ring lip and heart
I call this Saviour mine.
|First Line:||Not what these hands have done|
|Title:||Not What These Hands Have Done|
|Author:||Horatius Bonar, 1808-89|
|Scripture:||Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 3:28; Romans 4:1-5|
|Composer:||William H. Monk, 1823-89|
|Key:||F Major or modal|
|Source:||The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941 (Setting)|