by Joseph Hart (1712-1768)
Lamb of God, we fall before thee,
Humbly trusting in thy cross.
That alone be all our glory;
All things else are dung and dross.
Thee we own a perfect Savior;
Only Source of all that’s good.
Every grace and every favor
Come to us thro’ Jesus’ blood.
Jesus gives us true repentance
By his Spirit sent from heaven.
Jesus whispers this sweet sentence,
“Son, thy sins are all forgiv’n.”
Faith he gives us to believe it.
Grateful heart his love to prize.
Want we wisdom? He must give it;
Hearing ears, and seeing eyes.
Jesus gives us pure affections;
Wills to do what he requires;
Makes us follow his directions;
And what he commands, inspires.
All our prayers, and all our praises
Rightly offered in his name,
He that dictates them, is Jesus;
He that answers, is the same.
When we live on Jesus’ merit,
Then we worship God aright:
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
That we savingly unite.
Hear the whole conclusion of it,
Great or good, whate’er we call,
God, or King, or Priest, or Prophet,
Jesus Christ is all in all.