By the grace of God I am what I am. 1 Corinthians 15:10
Words: Horatius Bonar, in the Bible Hymn Book, 1845, number 219, alt.
Music: St. Bernard (Richardson) Tochter Sion (Cologne, Germany: 1741). Arranged by John Richardson (1816–1879) (🔊 pdf nwc).
If you know where to get a good picture of Richardson (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), would you ?
All that I was, my sin, my guilt,
My death, was all mine own;
All that I am I owe to Thee,
My gracious God, alone.
The evil of my former state
Was mine, and only mine;
The good in which I now rejoice
Is Thine, and only Thine.
The darkness of my former state,
The bondage, all was mine;
The light of life in which I walk,
The liberty, is Thine.
Thy Word first made me feel my sin,
It taught me to believe;
Then, in believing, peace I found,
And now I live, I live!
All that I am, e’en here on earth
All that I hope to be,
When Jesus comes and glory dawns,
I owe it, Lord to Thee.