John Newton, 1779, from Olney Hymns, vol. 1, hymn 50
For mercies, countless as the sands,|
Which daily I receive
From Jesus, my Redeemer's hands,
My soul what canst thou give?
2. Alas! from such a heart as mine,
3. Yet this acknowledgment I'll make|
For all he has bestowed;
Salvation's sacred cup I'll take
And call upon my God.
4. The best returns for one like me,
5. I cannot serve him as I ought,|
No works have I to boast;
Yet would I glory in the thought
That I shall owe him most.
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