Christ My Song - 1226
To thee, O Lord our God, we come
(Thomas Kelly/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
To thee, O Lord our God, we come.
"The Lord shall bless thee out of Zion." (Psalm 128,5)
2. For mercy, Lord, we come to thee,
for grace to help in time of need:
thy promise is our only plea,
and this with confidence we plead.
3. No goodness, Lord, or strength have we;
we live upon our Saviour's grace;
nor would we less dependent be;
we do not ask a higher place.
4. 'Tis sweet to know, that all we need
is found in him by whom we live;
then grant us that for which we plead,
increase our faith, our sin forgive.
5. Before we go, thy servants bless,
for they whom thou dost bless, are blessed;
of everlasting righteousness,
and everlasting strength possessed.
Thomas Kelly, Hymns on various passages of Scripture, ca. 1853, Hymn 388.