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Title: I once was a stranger

Date: 27/07/2011 (Other)

Speaker: Congregation

Bible Reference: Summer Conference Hymn

I once was a stranger to grace and to God;
I knew not my danger, and felt not my load;
Though friends spoke in rapture of Christ on the tree,
Jehovah Tsidkenu was nothing to me.

Like tears from the daughters of Zion that roll,
I wept when the waters went over His soul!
Yet thought not that my sins had nailed to the tree
Jehovah Tsidkenu ? ?twas nothing to me.

When free grace awoke me, by light from on high,
Then legal fears shook me, I trembled to die;
No refuge, no safety in self could I see;
Jehovah Tsidkenu my Saviour must be.

My terrors all vanished before the sweet name;
My guilty fears banished, with boldness I came
To drink at the fountain, life-giving and free:
Jehovah Tsidkenu was all things to me.

E?en treading the valley, the shadow of death,
This watchword shall rally my faltering breath;
For, when from life?s fever my God sets me free,
Jehovah Tsidkenu my death-song shall be.

Robert Murray M?Cheyne, 1813-43

Jehovah Tsidkenu means ?The Lord our Righteousness?