Text Based On Romans Chapter 1 (KJV)
For the invisible things of him from
the creation of the world are clearly seen,
being understood by the things that are
made, even his eternal power and
Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
Words: Richard W. Adams: 1952-
Music: Hugh Wilson: 1766-1824
Martyrdom ( C.M.) v8/G
OUR GUILT DO WE CONFESS TODAY
Our guilt do we confess today,
Thy law did we reject;
So little truth and mercy here;
Thy word sees no respect.
We swear, we lie, we kill and steal,
See harlotry increase;
We break restraint, and blood on blood,
Ignore Thy law of peace.
Our land, it mourns, we waste away,
For wisdom seek we not;
Destruction will our portion be,
If Thee we have forgot.
To crystals, stone, and gold we pray,
Those worthless things we preach;
Those sightless eyes, unhearing ears,
In vain do we beseech.
We well deserve the charge Thou bring,
Upon us lays the blame;
Contentious, proud, we stumble on,
Our glory turns to shame.
Show us that only in Thy word
Do truth and mercy live;
Send Thy true teachers to instruct,
And Thy pure wisdom give.
Have mercy, LORD, reject us not,
Draw us to seek Thy face;
Direct our feet and deeds to Thee,
Restore us by Thy grace.
Lord, melt these icy hearts of stone,
Make us Thy counsel seek,
And sacrifice to Thee alone,
With humble hearts and meek.