567. Not What These Hands Have Done

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.

Text Information
First Line: Not what these hands have done
Title: Not What These Hands Have Done
Author: Horatius Bonar, 1808-89
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: S M
Scripture: Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 3:28; Romans 4:1-5
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ENERGY
Composer: William H. Monk, 1823-89
Meter: S M
Key: F Major or modal
Source: The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941 (Setting)



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