62*. I Am Not Told to Labor

I am not told to labor
To put away my sin;
So foolish, weak and helpless,
I never could begin.
But blessèd truth—I know it!
Though ruined by the fall,
Christ for my soul hath suffered,
Yes, Christ has done it all!
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God. Not of works, lest any man should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9)
And if I now would seek Him—
In love He sought for me,
When far from Him I wandered
In sin and misery;
He oped my ears and gave me
To listen to His call;
He sought me and He found me,
Yes, Christ has done it all!
And now I cannot please Him
In aught I say or do,
Unless He daily help me
His glory to pursue;
Still helpless and still feeble,
On His strong arm I fall,
My strength in pressing onward—
Yes, Christ has done it all!
And when in heavenly glory
My ransomed soul shall be,
From sin and all pollution
Forever, ever free,
I'll cast my crown before Him,
And loud His grace extol—
"Thou hast Thyself redeemed me;
Yes, Thou hast done it all."