#193: No, Not Despairingly

(Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith)


No, not despairingly Come I to Thee;

No, not distrustingly Bend I the knee;

Sin hath gone over me, yet is this still my plea —

Jesus hath died.


Ah! mine iniquity Crimson hath been,

Infinite, infinite Sin upon sin:

Sin on not loving Thee, Sin of not trusting Thee,

Infinite sin.


Lord, I confess to Thee Sadly my sin;

All I am tell I thee, All I have been:

Purge Thou my sin away, Wash thou my soul this day —

Lord, make me clean.


Faithful and just art Thou, Forgiving all;

Loving and kind art Thou When poor ones call:

Lord, let the cleansing blood, Blood of the Lamb of God,

Pass o’er my soul.


Then all is peace and light This soul within;

Thus shall I walk with Thee, The loved Unseen;

Leaning on Thee, my God, Guided along the road —

Nothing between.


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