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Hymn - Not What My Hands Have Done

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1) Not what my hands have done can save my guilty soul;

not what my toiling flesh has borne

can make my spirit whole.

Not what I feel or do can give me peace with God;

not all my prayers and sighs and tears

can bear my awful load.


2) Thy work alone, O Christ, can ease this weight of sin;

thy blood alone, O Lamb of God, can give me peace within.

Thy love to me, O God, not mine, O Lord, to thee,

can rid me of this dark unrest, and set my spirit free.


3) Thy grace alone, O God, to me can pardon speak;

thy pow'r alone, O Son of God, can this sore bondage break.

No other work, save thine, no other blood will do;

no strength, to save that which is divine,

can bear me safely through.


5) I praise the God of grace; I trust his truth and might;

he calls me his, I call him mine, my God, my joy, my light.

'Tis he who saveth me, and freely pardon gives;

I love because he loveth me, I live because he lives.

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