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Chief of sinners, Lord, am I
(Thomas Kelly/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

Chief of sinners, Lord, am I.

"Sinners, of whom I am chief." (1 Timothy 1,15)

1. Chief of sinners, Lord, am I;
  nothing in myself I find;
nothing good.   I'm all a lie.
  False to thee, perverse and blind.
    Such I am, and being such,
    can I loathe myself too much?

2. Lord, I do myself abhor,
  and I fall before thy throne;
prostrate there, what wait I for?
  Thy salvation – this alone.
    Pardon for the past, and pow'r,
    grace for every trying hour.

3. This will be enough for me;
  having this, I'm free within;
free from guilt, from bondage free,
  vilest bondage, that of sin.
    Having this, I've all I need;
    having this, I'm free indeed.

4. Chief of sinners, Lord, am I,
  but thy grace sufficient is;
being so, I shall not die;
  this I know – I rest in this.
    Matchless grace! who needs it more?
    Lord I wonder, and adore.

Thomas Kelly, Hymns on various passages of Scripture, ca. 1853, Hymn 178.

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