Lord, can a helpless worm like me
Lord, can a helpless worm like me. Susanna Harrison* (1752-1784).
From Harrison’s Songs in the Night, by a young woman under deep afflictions, first published in 1780. In the Seventh American Edition (New York, 1847) it was no. LXIII. It was prefaced with a quotation: ‘“Let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus.” - Heb. Xii. 1,2.’ It had five stanzas:
Lord, can a helpless worm like me Attempt to make her way to thee? Yes, let me raise thy praises high - In weakness, thou canst strength supply.
’Twas by thy grace I first begun, Resolved the heav’nly race to run:’Tis grace corrects me when I stray,’Tis grace upholds me in the way.
Run on, my soul, and...
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