506. Not for Our Sins Alone

1 Not for our sins alone
thy mercy, Lord, we sue;
let fall thy pitying glance
on our devotions too,
what we have done for thee,
and what we think to do.

2 The holiest hours we spend
in prayer upon our knees,
the times when most we deem
our songs of praise will please,
thou searcher of all hearts,
forgiveness pour on these.

3 And all the gifts we bring,
and all the vows we make,
and all the acts of love
We plan for thy dear sake,
into thy pard'ning thought,
O God in mercy take.

4 And most, when we, thy flock,
before thine altar bend,
and strange, bewild'ring thoughts
with those sweet moments blend,
by him whose death we plead,
good Lord, thy help extend.

5 Bow down thine ear and hear!
Open thine eyes and see.
Our very love is shame,
and we must comet
to make it of tgrace
what thou wouldst have it be.

Text Information
First Line: Not for our sins alone
Title: Not for Our Sins Alone
Author: Henry Twells (1889)
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: 6.6.6.6.6.6
Scripture: Philippians 3:16; Hebrews 5:14; Ephesians 3:18
Topic: Devotion
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: REMISSION
Composer: Leonard J. Blake (1950)
Meter: 6.6.6.6.6.6
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Used by permission of Hymns Ancient & Modern, UK



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