Christ My Song - 1253
Joyful be the hours today
(Thomas Kelly/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
Joyful be the hours today.
"O come, let us sing unto the Lord." (Psalm 95,1)
2. Should thy people silent be,
then the very stones would sing.
What a debt we owe to thee,
thee, our Saviour and our King.
3. Meet it is that we should own
what thy grace has done for us;
saved we are by grace alone,
and we joy to have it thus.
4. 'Tis thy grace alone can save;
every blessing comes from thee;
all we have, and hope to have,
all we are, and hope to be.
5. Thine the name to sinners dear;
thine the name all names before;
blessed here and everywhere,
blessed now and evermore.
Thomas Kelly, Hymns on various passages of Scripture, ca. 1853, Hymn 457 – under the heading "Lord's Day".