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Hymn score of: My Father knows my feeble frame (Thomas Kelly/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

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My Father knows my feeble frame
(Thomas Kelly/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

My Father knows my feeble frame.

"For he knoweth our frame." (Psalm 103,14)

1. My Father knows my feeble frame,
  he knows how poor a worm I am,
      untold, he knows it all.
The least temptation serves to draw
  my footsteps from my Father's law,
      and make me slide and fall. PDF - Midi

2. Of this I give him daily proof,
  and yet he does not cast me off,
      but owns me still as his;
he spares, he pities, he forgives
  the most rebellious child that lives,
      so great his patience is.

3. And shall I thence a pretext draw
  again to violate his law?
      My soul revolts at this:
I'll love, and wonder, and adore,
  and beg that I may sin no more
      against such love as his.

4. O love divine! eternal source
  of good to man, I mark thy course,
      I mark it with delight;
to Bethlehem I follow thee,
  and there the wondrous babe I see,
      a cheering, glorious sight.

5. I trace thee thence to Calvary,
  and there the "man of sorrows" see,
      his body bathed in blood;
the stream I followed from its source
  now pours with a resistless force,
      a rapid swelling flood.

6. Its waters health and healing bring,
  they make the waste rejoice and sing,
      their progress thus we trace;
they pour their virtues through the earth,
  they fill the world with sacred mirth,
      and gladden every place.

Thomas Kelly, Hymns on various passages of Scripture, ca. 1853, Hymn 693.

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