"Not What These Hands have Done"
                         by Horatius Bonar, 1808-1899
                                  Text From:
                              THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
                 (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. Not what these hands have done
        Can save this guilty soul;
        Not what this toiling flesh has borne
        Can make my spirit whole.

        2. Not what I feel or do
        Can give me peace with God;
        Not all my prayers and sighs and tears
        Can bear my awe-full load.

        3. Thy work alone, O Christ,
        Can ease this weight of sin;
        Thy blood alone, O Lamb of God,
        Can give me peace within.

        4. Thy love to me, O God,
        Not mine, O Lord to Thee,
        Can rid me of this dark unrest
        And set my spirit free.

        5. Thy grace alone, O God,
        To me can pardon speak;
        Thy power alone, O Son of God,
        Can this sore bondage break.

        6. I bless the Christ of God,
        I rest on love divine,
        And with unfaltering lip and heart
        I call this Savior mine.

Notes: Hymn #389 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Eph. 2:8, 9 Author: Horatius Bonar, 1861, cento Composer: Samuel Howard, 1762 Tune: "St. Bride"
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