|49 (1)||Psalm 49 Version 1||LM|
|HUMBLE us, Lord, before Thy Word,
All needy souls alike to Thee;
As gracious wisdom now is heard,
Impress our minds to hear and see.
|2||Quell our vain trust in rank and wealth,
Our moral helplessness lay bare;
For who can buy a place in Heaven,
Or give a ransom to be there?
|3||How costly is the soul’s release
From death’s eternal agony!
A price that none can pay, but One
Who came and died to set us free.
|4||The foolish and the wise alike,
Must forfeit all they hold so dear;
And, though they sweep aside the thought,
Submit to death’s decisive hour.
|5||O bless us now, lest we should spurn
The light of grace, the saving Word;
And through self-adulation go,
Stripped of all good, to meet our God.
|6||Lord, stir our souls, lest we should be
Judged with the lost when death shall fall;
O may we taste converting grace,
And hear and love the Gospel call.
© The Wakeman Trust