One of my favorite activities is looking through the hymnal and reading songs I’ve never heard. Tonight’s song is written by Horatius Bonar (1808-1889). The tune was written by George Walter Martin (1828-1881). Here is a video of the song (with an extra verse or two) arranged by Brian Moss.
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.
Your voice alone, O Lord, can speak to me of grace;
Your pow’r alone, O Son of God, can all my sin erase.
No other work buy Yours, no other blood will do;
No strength but that which is divine can bear me safely thro’.
I praise the Christ of God; I rest on love divine;
And with unfalt’ring lip and heart I call this Savior mine.
My Lord has saved my life and freely pardon gives;
I love because I first loved me, I live because He lives.