Christ My Song - 1325
'Tis meet that we should humbled be
(Thomas Kelly/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
'Tis meet that we should humbled be.
"Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord." (James 4,10)
2. To thee, O Lord, we ought to cleave,
to thee alone we ought to live;
to thee, O Lord, we have not cleaved,
to thee, alas! we have not lived.
3. We ought, as children of the light,
to walk by faith and not by sight;
but that which should be, has not been;
we have not looked at things unseen.
4. Too much, O Lord, we walk by sight,
and hence are weak when called to fight;
we tremble in the trying hour;
we fall before the tempter's power.
5. We cry to thee for mercy, Lord;
thine help in time of need afford;
O make us what we ought to he,
and grant us grace to live to thee.
Thomas Kelly, Hymns on various passages of Scripture, ca. 1853, Hymn 174.