Father, I Stretch My Hands to Thee

 


Father, I stretch my hands to Thee,
No other help I know;
If Thou withdraw Thyself from me,
Ah! whither shall I go?


Refrain
I do believe, I now believe,
That Jesus died for me,
And that He shed His precious blood
From sin to set me free.  Amen 


What did Thine only Son endure,
Before I drew my breath?
What pain, what labor, to secure
My soul from endless death!


O Jesus, could I this believe,
I now should feel Thy power;
Now my poor soul Thou wouldst retrieve,
Nor let me wait one hour.


Surely Thou canst not let me die;
O speak, and I shall live;
And here I will unwearied lie,
Till Thou Thy Spirit give.


Author of faith, to Thee I lift
My weary, longing eyes:
O let me now receive that gift!
My soul without it dies!


The worst of sinners would rejoice,
Could they but see Thy face:
O, let me hear Thy quickening voice,
And taste Thy pardoning grace.

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