03 April 2010

'Tis Not That I Did Choose Thee

I came across this short hymn by Josiah Conder this morning. Of course, I could not find a video for it, but I wanted to share the words with you. To hear an instrumental "midi" version of the song, click on the song title.
'Tis Not That I Did Choose Thee
’Tis not that I did choose Thee,
For Lord, that could not be;
This heart would still refuse Thee,
Hadst Thou not chosen me.
Thou from the sin that stained me
Hast cleansed and set me free;
Of old Thou hast ordained me,
That I should live to Thee.
’Twas sov’reign mercy called me
And taught my op’ning mind;
The world had else enthralled me,
To heav’nly glories blind.
My heart owns none before Thee,
For Thy rich grace I thirst;
This knowing, if I love Thee,
Thou must have loved me first.

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