243. Our Righteousness

1 I once was a stranger to grace and to God,
I knew not my danger, and felt not my load;
Though friends spoke in rapture of Christ on the tree,
Jehovah, my Saviour, seemed nothing to me.

2 When free grace awoke me by light from on high,
Then legal fears shook me, I trembled to die;
No refuge, no safety, in self could I see;
Jehovah, Thou only my Saviour must be.

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First Line: I once was a stranger to grace and to God
Title: Our Righteousness
Author: Rev. Robert Murray McCheyne
Language: English
Publication Date: 1895
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