We love Thee, Lord; yet not alone, because Thy bounteous hand

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    CGS No.: 
    141

    Verse 1
    We love Thee, Lord; yet not alone, because Thy bounteous hand
    Showers down its rich and ceaseless gifts on ocean and on land;
    We praise Thee, gracious Lord, for these, yet not for these alone
    The incense of Thy children's love arises to Thy throne.

    Verse 2
    We love Thee, Lord, becuase when we had err'd and gone astray,
    Thou didst recall our wandering souls into the heavenward way,
    When helpless, hopeless, we were lost in sin and sorrow's night,
    A guiding ray was granted us from Thy pure fount of light.

    Verse 3
    Because, O Lord, Thou lovedst us with everlasting love,
    And sentest forth Thy son to die that we might live above;
    Because, when we were heirs of wrath, Thou gavest hopes of heaven;
    We love because we much have sinn'd, and much have been forgiven.