Christ My Song - 1176
Rescued from the lake infernal
(Thomas Kelly/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
Rescued from the lake infernal.
"He brought me up also out of an horrible pit." (Psalm 40,2)
2. O how great our former danger,
when we walked in folly's ways!
He who lives to God a stranger,
far from peace and safety strays.
Under guilt, enslaved by sin,
all is dark and foul within.
3. Long, too long, our hearts were hardened,
we despised the truth of God,
but the Lord our sins has pardoned,
he has washed our souls with blood,
blood of him who fills a throne,
blood of Christ, the Holy One.
4. Let us bow and fall before him,
let us bow before our King;
lo! the hosts of heav'n adore him,
all above his praises sing:
much they owe him, more we owe,
sinners saved from endless woe.
Thomas Kelly, Hymns on various passages of Scripture, ca. 1853, Hymn 354.