Friday, April 24, 2009

Thinking on This......

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.

Thy grace alone, O God,
To me can pardon speak
Thy power alone, O Son of God,
Can this sore bondage break.
No other work save Thine,
No other blood will do;
No strength save that which is divine
Can bear me safely through.

I bless the Christ of God;
I rest on love divine;
And with unfaltering lip and heart
I call this Savior mine.
Tis He that saveth me
And freely pardon gives;
I love because He loveth me;
I live because He lives.

Horatius Bonar, 1864

Have a good weekend!


Cara said...

That is an incredible poem/hymn, Sandi. I am printing it out to use in my times with the Lord. Thanks for sharing it!

Marian said...

So poetic...not many people write like that anymore. Thanks for sharing!