My grace is sufficient for thee. 2 Corinthians 12:9
Words: Benjamin Beddome (1717–1795). Published posthumously in Hymns Adapted to Public Worship (London: Burton & Briggs, 1818), number 696, alt.
The Alsufficient Saviour.
If you know where to get a good picture of Beddome (head & shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels),
Is there a friend in earth or Heav’n,
Who can a mortal save?
Can make a leprous sinner clean,
Redeem a helpless slave?
Say, is there one who can appease
A sin-avenging God?
Can save a soul o’erwhelmed with guilt,
By wrath and terror awed?
Yes, there is One who dwells on high,
Who this can do and more;
Can save from sin and sin’s desert,
By His unbounded power.
Jesus Imma-nuel is His name,
Who suffered on the tree,
And bore the weight of all my sins,
And bled and died for me.
Lo, now He lives, He ever lives,
And pleads what He has done;
While God ten thousand crimes forgives,
Through His atoning Son.
Now to Thy cross, my Lord, I come,
And there would prostrate lie;
Be Thou propitious to my prayer,
Nor let a sinner die.