Scripture Verse

Every perfect gift is from above. James 1:17

Introduction

Words: John Ell­er­ton, in Church Hymns with Tunes, ed­it­ed by Ar­thur S. Sul­li­van (Lon­don: So­ci­e­ty for Pro­mot­ing Chris­tian Know­ledge, 1874), num­ber 107.

Music: Wi­gan (Gra­ham) Tho­mas Gra­ham, 1874 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Gra­ham (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
John Ellerton
1826–1893

Lyrics

Giver of the perfect gift!
Only hope of human race!
Hear the prayer our hearts uplift
Trembling at Thy throne of grace.

Though the accusing voice within
Speaks of many a wrong to Thee,
Thou canst cleanse from every sin,
Thou canst set the conscience free.

Who can save us, Lord, but Thou?
Let Thy mercy show Thy power;
Lo, we plead Thy promise now,
Now, in this accepted hour.

Oh! may these our Lenten days,
Blest by Thee, with Thee be passed,
That with purer, nobler praise
We may keep Thy feast at last.

God the holy Trinity,
Grant the mercy we implore;
God the One, all praise to Thee
Through the ages evermore!