"Lord, We Confess Our Numerous Faults"
                           by Isaac Watts, 1674-1748
                                  Text From:
                              THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
                 (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. Lord, we confess our numerous faults;
        How great our guilt has been,
        How vain and foolish all our thoughts,
        And all our lives were sin.

        2. But, O my soul, forever praise,
        Forever love, His name
        Who turns thy feet from dangerous ways
        Of folly, sin, and shame.

        3. 'Tis not by works of righteousness
        Which our own hands have done,
        But we are saved by God's free grace
        Abounding through His Son.

        4. 'Tis from the mercy of our God
        That all our hopes begin;
        'Tis by the Water and the Blood
        Our souls are washed from sin.

        5. 'Tis through the purchase of His death
        Who hung upon the tree
        The Spirit is sent down to breathe
        On such dry bones as we.

        6. Raised from the dead, we live anew;
        And justified by grace.
        We shall appear in glory, too,
        And see our Father's face.

Notes: Hymn #382 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Titus 3:3-7 Author: Isaac Watts, 1709, alt. Composer: John Day, 1562 1st Published in: _Psalter_ Tune: "St. Flavian"
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