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

Introduction

Words: Hen­ry W. Bak­er, 1875.

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

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Henry W. Baker
(1821–1877)

Lyrics

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.