The mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.@Jude 21
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Elisha A. Hoffman (1839-1929)

Elisha A. Hoffman, in Golden Leaves, edited by Benjamin Nysewander (Dayton, Ohio: United Brethren Publishing House, 1880), number 62.

Benjamin F. Nysewander (🔊 pdf nwc).

Tho’ far I have strayed from the fold of the Lord,
Tho’ oft I have slighted His Spirit and Word,
Yet humbled, repentant, to Jesus I flee,
Knowing that His wondrous grace can save even me.

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Wonderful love—flowing so free!
There is grace and mercy for a sinner like me.

Tho’ deeply my soul is polluted by sin,
Tho’ I am depraved and unholy within,
Yet trusting for mercy I come, Lord, to Thee,
Knowing that Thy blood has power to save even me.

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O Lord! I am weakest of all that may come,
But yet in Thy bosom of love there is room;
I know Thou wilt welcome a sinner like me,
Thou hast fully purchased peace and pardon for me.

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Receive me, my Savior, and save me from sin;
Remove all the guilt and defilement within;
I’m trusting alone for salvation in Thee,
Let Thy tender mercy fall this moment on me.

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