Scripture Verse

I am not worthy that Thou shouldest enter under my roof…but say in a word, and my servant shall be healed. Luke 7:6–7


Words: Hen­ry W. Bak­er, 1875.

Music: Lei­ces­ter (Hurst) Will­iam Hurst, 1870 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Hurst (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Henry W. Baker (1821–1877)


I am not wor­thy, ho­ly Lord,
That Thou shouldst come to me;
Speak but the word; one gra­cious word
Can set the sin­ner free.

I am not wor­thy; cold and bare
The lodg­ing of my soul;
How canst Thou deign to en­ter there?
Lord, speak, and make me whole.

I am not wor­thy; yet, my God,
How can I say Thee nay;
Thee, who didst give Thy flesh and blood
My ran­som price to pay?

O come! in this sweet morn­ing hour
Feed me with food divine;
And fill with all Thy love and pow­er
This worth­less heart of mine.