Not what these hands have done
Not what these hands have done. Horatius Bonar* (1808-1889).
From Bonar’s Hymns of Faith and Hope, Second Series (1861), where it had twelve stanzas. It was entitled ‘Salvation through Christ alone’ in 1861 but not in the edition of 1871, where its first line was used as a title:
Not what these hands have done Can save this guilty soul;Not what this toiling flesh has borne Can make my spirit whole.
Not what I feel or do Can give me peace with God;Not all my prayers, and sighs, and tears, Can bear my awful load.
Thy work alone, O Christ, Can ease this weight of sin;Thy blood alone, O Lamb of God, Can give me peace within.
Thy love to me, O God, Not mine, O Lord, to Thee,Can...
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