Create in me a clean heart, O God.@Psalm 51:10
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Elisha A. Hoffman (1839-1929)

Mary F. Bigelow, 1891.

Elisha A. Hoffman (🔊 pdf nwc).

I cannot change my sinful heart,
Nor make it pure and sweet,
But I can do what is my part:
Bring it to Jesus’ feet.

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At Jesus’ blessèd feet,
My soul’s divine retreat,
I find the needed help each day
To walk the narrow way.

I cannot even half repent
Of deeds that have been wrong,
But I can turn about and leave
The path I’ve traveled long.

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I cannot keep this newfound way
In my own human strength,
But I can trust in Him whose power
Will conquer sin at length.

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I cannot bring my life to Christ
By my desires alone,
But I can tell my wish to God,
And bind it to His throne.

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Perhaps I may not serve Him long,
My days may soon be done;
But I can give each day to Him
With every rising morn.

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