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1 We have not known Thee as we ought, Nor learned Thy wis-dom, grace, and power;

Sir Joseph Barnby, 1872


The things of earth have filled our thought, And tri- fles of



(See also ST. CATHERINE, No. 537)

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Lord, give us light Thy truth to see, And make us wise in knowing Thee. A - MEN.

3 We have not loved Thee as we ought, Nor cared that we are loved by Thee; Thy presence we have coldly sought,

And feebly longed Thy face to see. Lord, give a pure and loving heart To feel and own the love Thou art.

the passing hour.

2 We have not feared Thee as we ought, 4 We have not served Thee as we Nor bowed beneath Thine awful eye, Nor guarded deed, and word, and


Alas! the duties left undone,
The work with little fervor wrought,


Remembering that God was nigh. Lord, give us faith to know Thee near, And grant the grace of holy fear.

The battles lost, or scarcely won! Lord, give the zeal, and give the might, For Thee to toil, for Thee to fight.

5 When shall we know Thee as we ought,
And fear, and love, and serve aright!
When shall we, out of trial brought,

Be perfect in the land of light!
Lord, may we day by day prepare
To see Thy face, and serve Thee there.
Rev. Thomas B. Pollock, 1889

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Repentance and Confession of Sin 462 VERBUM PACIS

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2 Now from a broken heart,
In penitence sincere,

I lift my prayer to Thee, O Lord;
In mercy hear:

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3 And in Thy blest abode

Give me a servant's place, That I, a son, may learn to own A Father's grace.

Anon. (Greek, 9th cent.). Trans. by Rev. John Brownlie, 1900

J. Frederick Swift, 1879

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For other Hymns, see 48, 254, 255, 468, 477, 727

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4 Lead us on our journey,
Be Thyself the Way
Through terrestrial darkness
To celestial day.

5 Jesus, meek and gentle,

Son of God Most High,
Pitying, loving Saviour,
Hear Thy children's cry.


Rev. George R. Prynne, 1856

The Forgiveness of Sins: Faith in Christ 464 TOPLADY

Thomas Hastings, 1830

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ges, cleft for me, Let me

Let the wa ter and the blood, From Thy riv

2 Not the labors of my hands
Can fulfil Thy law's demands;
Could my zeal no respite know,
Could my tears for ever flow,
All for sin could not atone;
Thou must save, and Thou alone.

3 Nothing in my hand I bring, Simply to Thy cross I cling; Naked, come to Thee for dress,

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Be of sin the double cure, Cleanse me from its guilt and power. AMEN.

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Helpless, look to Thee for grace;
Foul, I to the fountain fly;
Wash me, Saviour, or I die.

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side which flowed,

4 While I draw this fleeting breath,
When my eyelids close in death,
When I soar to worlds unknown,
See Thee on Thy judgment throne,
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee.

Rev. Augustus M. Toplady, 1776: verse 4, line 2, alt. by Rev. Thomas Cotterill, 1815

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Richard Redhead, 1853

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My hope is built on
I dare not trust the

sin the double cure, Cleanse me from its guilt and power. A



2 When darkness veils His lovely face,
I rest upon unchanging grace;
In every rough and stormy gale
My anchor holds within the veil.
On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand.

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3 His oath, His covenant, and His blood
Support me in the sinking flood;
When all around my soul gives way,

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nothing less Than Jesus' blood and right-eous-ness; sweet-est frame, But wholly lean on Jesus' Name. S


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Dimitri Bortniansky, 1825

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oth er ground is sink-ing sand. A-MEN.


He then is all my Hope and Stay.
On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand.

4 When I shall launch in worlds unseen,
O may I then be found in Him;
Dressed in His righteousness alone,
Faultless to stand before the throne.
On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand.

Rev. Edward Mote, c. 1834: verse I arr.

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