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Haw Ridge 336b

Tune: Stanley Smith, 1982
Lyrics: Charles Wesley, 1763
Meter: Common Meter Double (8,6,8,6,8,6,8,6)
Father to Thee my soul I lift:
My soul on Thee depends,
Convinc'd that every perfect gift
From Thee alone descends.
Mercy and grace are Thine alone,
And pow'r and wisdom, too:
Without the Spirit of Thy Son,
We nothing good can do.

We cannot speak one useful word,
One holy thought conceive,
Unless, in answer to our Lord,
Thyself the blessing give.
His blood demands the purchased grace;
His blood's availing plea,
Obtains the help for all our race,
And sends it down to me.