Scripture Verse

God is love. 1 John 4:8

Introduction

Words: James Holme, Lei­sure Mus­ings and De­vo­tion­al Me­di­ta­tions 1835.

Music: Ar­fon French & Welsh tune, ar­ranged by Hugh Da­vies, cir­ca 1906 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Lyrics

God, my Father, hear me pray,
Wash my crimson guilt away;
Wretched, helpless, lost, undone,
Hear me for Thy blessèd Son.
Lord, unnumbered sins are mine,
But eternal love is Thine.

God, my Savior, look on me;
All my guilt I cast on Thee!
Give my troubled spirit peace;
Bid my fears and sorrows cease.
Lord, unnumbered sins are mine,
But eternal love is Thine.

God, my comforter, my light,
Strengthen me with holy might;
Make Thy dwelling in my heart;
Faith and joy and hope impart.
Lord, unnumbered sins are mine,
But eternal love is Thine.

Blessèd, glorious Trinity!
Holy, everlasting Three!
Hear, O hear my earnest prayer!
And my soul for Heaven prepare!
Lord, unnumbered sins are mine,
But eternal love is Thine.