Since We, Though Unworthy   1 comment

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Above:  St. James Episcopal Church, Clayton, Georgia, June 11, 2014

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Hymn Source = Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church (Unitas Fratrum) (1923), of the Moravian Church in America

Words (1826) by Frederick William Foster (1760-1835)

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1.  Since we, though unworthy,

Through electing grace,

‘Mid Thy ransomed people

Have obtained a place;

Lord, may we be faithful

To our covenant found,

To Thee, as our Shepherd,

And Thy flock hast bound.

2.  While we, deeply humbled,

Own we’re oft to blame,

This abides our comfort,

Thou art still the same:

In Thee all the needy

Have a Friend most dear,

Whose love and forbearance

Unexampled are.

3.  Here the joint petition

We present to Thee,

Whose unbounded mercy

Is our only plea:

All that is displeasing

Unto Thee, forgive;

More to Thy Name’s glory

May we henceforth live.

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