Old Guy Hymns: I Am a Debtor

20 Nov

When I stand before the throne
Dress’d in beauty not my own,
When I see Thee as Thou art,
Love Thee with unsinning heart,
Then Lord, shall I fully know–
Not till then–how much I owe.

Chosen not for good in me,
Waken’d up from wrath to flee,
Hidden in the Saviour’s side,
By the Spirit sanctified,
Teach me, Lord, on earth to show,
By my love, how much I owe.

Oft I walk beneath the cloud,
Dark as midnight’s gloomy shroud;
But, when fear is at the height,
Jesus comes, and all is light;
Blessed Jesus! bid me show
Doubting saints how much I owe.


~Robert Murray M’Cheyne~


Our Own Hymn-Book (Pasadena, TX; Pilgrim Publications; 2002) p.63.

Books by Robert Murray M’Cheyne

One Response to “Old Guy Hymns: I Am a Debtor”

  1. donray58 November 20, 2011 at 12:35 pm #

    Every time I read this hymn it tugs at my heart

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