Wherewith O Lord, shall I draw nearAuthor: Charles Wesley
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1 Wherewith, O Lord, shall I draw near,
Or bow myself before thy face?
How in thy purer eyes appear?
What shall I bring to gain thy grace?
2 Will gifts delight the Lord most high?
Will multiplied oblations please?
Thousands of rams his favor buy,
Or slaughtered hecatombs appease?
3 Can these assuage the wrath of God?
Can these wash out my guilty stain?
Rives of oil, or seas of blood,
Alas! they all must flow in vain.
4 Guilty, I stand before thy face;
My sole desert is hell and wrath;
'Twere just the sentence should take place;
But Oh, I plead my Savior's death!
5 I plead the merits of thy son
Who died for sinners on the tree;
I plead his righteousness alone,
O put the spotless robe on me.
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799
Wherewith, O God, shall I draw near? C.Wesley. [Lent.] First published in the Hymns & Sacred Poems, 1739, p. 88, in 13 stanzas of 4 lines, and based on Micah vi. 6, &c. (Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. i. p. 276). It is given in centos in the hymn-books as follows:—
1. Wherewith, 0 God, shall I draw near! In the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1780, No. 123, and several modern collections. It is composed of 10 stanzas, stanzas iv., vii. and xi. being omitted.
2. Wherewith, 0 Lord, shall I draw near? In A. M. Toplady's Psalms & Hymns, 1776, No. 47, and later hymn-books in the Church of England. It embodies stanzas i.-iii., viii.-xiii. slightly altered.
3. Jesus, the Lamb of God, hath bled. In several modern collections. It begins with stanza x.; but the choice of stanzas varies.
4. See, where before the throne He stands. Usually composed of stanzas xii., xiii.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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