from all sin"

Ah not like erring man is God

Author: Henry Ustick Onderdonk
Tune: WILLINGS
Published in 7 hymnals

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1 Ah, not like erring man is God,
That men to answer Him should dare;
Condemn'd, and into silence awed,
They helpless stand before His bar.

2 There must a Mediator plead,
Who, God and man, may both embrace;
With God for man to intercede,
And offer man the purchased grace.

3 And lo! the Son of God is slain
To be this Mediator crown'd:
In Him my soul, be cleansed from stain,
In Him thy righteousness be found.

Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, 1871

Author: Henry Ustick Onderdonk

Henry Ustick Onderdonk, Bishop of Pennsylvania, was born in New York, March 16, 1789, and educated at Columbia College, B.A. 1805, M.A. 1808, D.D. 1827. Having decided to devote his life to medicine, he studied first in London and then in Edinburgh, receiving his M.D. from that university in 1810. Returning to New York, he began to study theology under Bishop Hobart and was ordained in 1815. He was rector of St. Ann's, Brooklyn, until 1827 when, following a famous controversy, he was elected bishop coadjutor of Pennsylvania, becoming diocesan in 1836 upon the death of Bishop White. He, with W.A. Muhlenberg, q.v., was influential on the committee appointed by General Convention to prepare the so-called Prayer Book Collection, 1826. The… Go to person page >

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First Line: Ah not like erring man is God
Title: from all sin"
Author: Henry Ustick Onderdonk
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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