Not for Our Sins Alone

Not for our sins alone

Author: Henry Twells
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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.

Source: Rejoice in the Lord #506

Author: Henry Twells

Twells, Henry, M.A., was born in 1823, and educated at St. Peter's College, Cambridge. B.A. 1848, M.A. 1851. Taking Holy Orders in 1849, he was successively Curate of Great Berkhamsted, 1849-51; Sub-Vicar of Stratford-on-Avon, 1851-54; Master of St. Andrew's House School, Mells, Somerset, 1854-56; and Head Master of Godolphin School, Hammersmith, 1856-70. In 1870 he was preferred to the Rectory of Baldock, Herts, and in 1871 to that of Waltham-on-the Wolds. He was Select Preacher at Cambridge in 1873-74, and became an Honorary Canon of Peterborough Cathedral in 1884. Canon Twells is best known by his beautiful evening hymn, "At even ere the sun was set." He also contributed the following hymns to the 1889 Supplemental Hymns to Hymns Ancie… Go to person page >

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First Line: Not for our sins alone
Title: Not for Our Sins Alone
Author: Henry Twells
Language: English



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Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #229
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