1935. “Where Are The Nine?” Or, Praise Neglected

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No. 1935-32:685. A Sermon Delivered On Thursday Evening, October 7, 1886, By C. H. Spurgeon, At The Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington.

A Sermon Intended For Reading On Lord’s Day, December 20, 1886.

And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, and fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan. And Jesus answering said, “Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine? There are not found any who returned to give glory to God, except this stranger.” And he said to him, “Arise, go your way: your faith has made you whole.” {Lu 17:15-19}

For other sermons on this text:
   {See Spurgeon_Sermons No. 1935, “Where are the Nine? or, Praise Neglected” 1936}
   {See Spurgeon_Sermons No. 2960, “Where are the Nine? Where?” 2961}
   Exposition on Lu 17:11-32 {See Spurgeon_Sermons No. 2944, “Hastening Lot” 2945 @@ "Exposition"}
   Exposition on Ps 113 Lu 17:11-19 {See Spurgeon_Sermons No. 2294, “Memory of Christ’s Love, The” 2295 @@ "Exposition"}
   Exposition on Ps 146 Lu 17:11-19 {See Spurgeon_Sermons No. 2347, “Lord’s Famous Titles, The” 2348 @@ "Exposition"}

1. You have often heard the leprosy described: it was a very horrible disease, I should think the worst that flesh is heir to. We ought to be much more grateful than we are that this destructive disease is scarcely known in our favoured country. You have also heard what an instructive symbol it is in human flesh of what sin is in the human soul, how it pollutes, how it destroys. I need not go into that sad subject. But here was a sight for the Saviour — ten men who were lepers! A mass of sorrow indeed! What sights our Lord still sees every day in this sin-defiled world! Not ten men who are sinners, nor even ten million merely, are to be found all over the world, but on this earth there are billions of men diseased in soul. It is a miracle of condescension that the Son of God should set foot in such a leper house as this.

2. Yet observe the triumphant grace of our Lord Jesus to the ten men who were lepers. It would make a man’s fortune, it would crown a man with lifelong fame, to heal one leper: but our Lord healed ten lepers at once. So full a fountain of grace is he, so freely does he dispense his favour, that the ten are told to go and show themselves to the priests because they are healed, and on the way to the priests they find it is so. None of us can imagine the joy they felt when they perceived that they were healed. Oh, it must have been a kind of new birth for them to find their flesh made fresh as that of a little child! It would not have been amazing if the whole ten had hurried back, and fallen at Jesus’ feet, and lifted up their voices in a tenfold psalm. The sad thing about it is that nine of them, though they were healed, went on their way to the priests in the coolest possible manner: we never hear of their return, they drop out of the story altogether. They have obtained a blessing, they go their way, and that is the end of them.

3. Only one of them, a Samaritan, returned to express his thanks. Misery has strange bedfellows; and so the nine lepers of the seed of Israel consorted with an outcast Samaritan: and he, strange to tell it, was the only one, who, seized by a sudden impulse of gratitude, made his way to his Benefactor, fell down at his feet, and began to glorify God.

4. If you search the whole world round, among all choice spices you shall scarcely find the frankincense of gratitude. It ought to be as common as the dewdrops that hang upon the hedges in the morning; but, alas, the world is dry of thankfulness to God! Gratitude to Christ was scarce enough in his own day. I had almost said it was ten to one that no one would praise him; but I must correct myself a little: it was nine to one. One day in seven is for the Lord’s worship; but not one man in ten is devoted to his praise. Our subject is thankfulness to the Lord Jesus Christ.

5. I. I begin with the point that I have already touched upon, namely, THE UNIQUENESS OF THANKFULNESS.

6. Notice here: there are more who receive benefits than ever give praise for them. Ten people healed, one person glorifying God; ten people healed of leprosy, notice that, and only one person kneeling down at Jesus’ feet, and thanking him for it! If for this surpassing benefit, which might have made the dumb to sing, men only thank the Lord in the proportion of one to ten, what shall I say of what we call God’s common mercies — only common because he is so liberal with them, for each of them is inestimably valuable? Life, health, eyesight, hearing, domestic love, the continuance of friends — I cannot attempt a catalogue of benefits that we receive every day; and yet is there one man in ten who praises God for these? A cold “Thank God!” is all that is given. Others of us do praise him for these benefits, but what poor praises! Dr. Watts’s hymn is sadly true,

   Hosannas languish on our tongues,
      And our devotion dies.

We do not praise the Lord properly, proportionately, intensely. We receive a continent of mercies, and only return an island of praise. He gives us blessings new every morning, and fresh every evening, great is his faithfulness; and yet we let the years roll round, and seldom observe a day of praise. It is sad to see God all goodness, and man all ingratitude! The tribe who receive benefits may say, “My name is legion”; but those who praise God are so few that a child may write them.

7. But there is something more remarkable than this: the number of those who pray is greater than the number of those who praise. For these ten men who were lepers all prayed. Poor and feeble as their voices had become through disease, yet they lifted them up in prayer, and united in crying: “Jesus, Master, have mercy upon us!” They all joined in the Litany, “Lord, have mercy upon us! Christ, have mercy upon us!” But when they came to the Te Deum, magnifying and praising God, only one of them took up the note. One would have thought that all who prayed would praise, but it is not so. Cases have been where a whole ship’s crew in time of storm has prayed, and yet none of that crew have sung the praise of God when the storm has become a calm. Multitudes of our fellow citizens pray when they are sick, and near to death; but when they grow better, their praises grow sick to death. The angel of mercy, listening at their door, has heard no canticle of love, no song of thankfulness. Alas, it is too sadly true that more pray than praise!

8. I put it in another form to you who are God’s people — most of us pray more than we praise. You pray little enough, I fear; but praise, where is that? At our family altars we always pray, but seldom praise. In our closets we constantly pray, but do we frequently praise? Prayer is not so heavenly an exercise as praise; prayer is for time, but praise is for eternity. Praise therefore deserves the first and highest place; does it not? Let us begin the occupation which occupies celestials. Prayer is for a beggar; but I think he is a poor beggar who does not also give praise when he receives alms. Praise ought to follow naturally upon the heels of prayer, even when it does not, by divine grace, go before it. If you are afflicted, if you lose money, if you fall into poverty, if your child is ill, if chastisement visits you in any form, you begin to pray, and I do not blame you for it; but should it be all praying and no praising? Should our life have so much salt, and so little sweet in it? Should we get for ourselves so often a draught from the rock of blessing, and so seldom pour out a drink offering to the Lord Most High? Come, let us chide ourselves as we acknowledge that we offer so much more prayer than praise!

9. On the same point, let me remark that more obey ritual than ever praise Christ. When Jesus said, “Go show yourselves to the priests,” off they went, all ten of them; not one stayed behind. Yet only one came back to behold a personal Saviour, and to praise his name. So today — you will go to church, you will go to chapel, you will read a book, you will perform an outward religious action: but oh, how little praising God, how little lying at his feet, and feeling that we could sing our souls away for gratitude to him who has done such great things for us! External religious exercises are easy enough, and common enough; but the internal matter, the drawing out of the heart in thankful love, how scarce a thing it is! Nine obey ritual where only one praises the Lord.

10. Once more, to come even closer to home, there are more who believe than there are who praise: for these ten men believed, but only one praised the Lord Jesus. Their faith was about the leprosy; and according to their faith, so it was to them. This faith, though it only concerned their leprosy, was still a very wonderful faith. It was remarkable that they should believe the Lord Jesus though he did not even say, “Be healed,” nor speak a word to them to that effect, but simply said, “Go show yourselves to the priests.” With parched skins, and death burning its way into their hearts, they went bravely off in confidence that Jesus must intend to bless them. It was admirable faith; and yet none of the nine who believed ever came back to praise Christ for the mercy received. I am afraid that there is much of faith, better faith than theirs, which concerns spiritual things, which has yet to flower into practical gratitude. Perhaps it blooms late in the year, like the chrysanthemum; but certainly it has not flowered in spring-time, like the primrose and the daffodil. It is a faith which bears few blossoms of praise. I chide myself sometimes that I have wrestled with God in prayer, like Elijah upon Carmel, but I have not magnified the name of the Lord, like Mary of Nazareth. We do not laud our Lord in proportion to the benefits received. God’s treasury would overflow if the revenue of thanks were more honestly paid. There would be no need to plead for missions, and stir up God’s people to self-denial, if there were praise at all proportionate even to our faith. We believe for heaven and eternity, and yet do not magnify the Lord as we should for earth and time. It is real faith, I trust — it is not for me to judge it, but it is faulty in result. Faith was only real in these lepers as far as their leprosy was concerned; they did not believe in our Lord’s divinity, or believe for eternal life. So also among ourselves, there are men who get benefits from Christ, who even hope that they are saved, but they do not praise him. Their lives are spent in examining their own skins to see whether their leprosy is gone. Their religious life reveals itself in a constant searching of themselves to see if they are really healed. This is a poor way of spending one’s energies. This man knew that he was healed, he had full assurance on that point, and the next impulse of his spirit was to hurry back to where he stood who had been his glorious Physician, to fall at his feet, and praise him with a loud voice, glorifying God. Oh, that all my timorous, doubting hearers may do the same!

11. I have said enough, I think, about the scantiness of thanksgiving. Let us go over those points again. More receive benefits than praise God for them; more pray than praise; more obey ritual than praise God with the heart; and more believe, and receive benefits through faith, than properly praise the Giver of those benefits.

12. II. I have a great deal to say, and little time to say it in; therefore, briefly let us notice THE CHARACTERISTICS OF TRUE THANKFULNESS.

13. This man’s simple act may show the character of praise. It does not take the same form in everyone. Love for Christ, like living flowers, wears many forms; only artificial flowers are all alike. Living praise is marked by individuality. This man was one of ten when he was a leper; he was all alone when he returned to praise God. You can sin in company, you can go to hell in company; but when you obtain salvation, you will come to Jesus all alone; and when you are saved, though you will delight to praise God with others if they will join with you, yet if they will not do so, you will delight to sing a solo of gratitude. This man leaves the company of the other nine, and comes to Jesus. If Christ has saved you, and your heart is right, you will say, “I must praise him; I must love him.” You will not be kept back by the chilly state of nine out of ten of your old companions, nor by the worldliness of your family, nor by the coldness of the church. Your personal love for Jesus will make you speak even if heaven, and earth, and sea are all wrapped in silence.

14. You have a heart burning with adoring love, and you feel as if it were the only heart under heaven that had love for Christ in it; and therefore you must feed the heavenly flame. You must indulge its desires, you must express its longings; the fire is in your bones, and must have vent. Since there is an individuality about true praise, come, brothers in Christ, let us praise God each one in his own way!

   Oh, may the sweet, the blissful theme,
      Fill every heart and tongue,
   Till strangers love thy charming name,
      And join the sacred song!

15. The next characteristic of this man’s thankfulness was promptness. He was back to Christ almost immediately; for I cannot suppose the Saviour lingered at the village gate for hours that day. He was too busy to be long in one place: the Master went about doing good. The man was back soon, and when you are saved, the quicker you can express your gratitude the better. Second thoughts are best, they say; but this is not the case when the heart is full of love for Christ. Carry out your first thoughts; do not stop for the second, unless indeed your heart is so aflame with heavenly devotion that second ones consume the first. Go at once, and praise the Saviour. What grand plans some of you have formed of future service for God! What small results have followed! Ah, it is better to lay one brick today than to propose to build a palace next year! Magnify your Lord in the present for present salvation. Why should his mercies lie in quarantine? Why should your praises be like aloes, which take a century to flower? Why should praise be kept waiting at the door even for a night? The manna came fresh in the morning; so let your praises rise early. He praises twice who praises at once; but he who does not praise at once never praises.

16. The next quality of this man’s praise was spirituality. We perceive this in the fact that he paused on his way to the priests. It was his duty to go to the priests: he had received a command to do so; but there is a proportion in all things, and some duties are greater than others. He thought to himself: I was ordered to go to the priests, but I am healed, and this new circumstance affects the order of my duties: the first thing I ought to do is to go back, and bear witness to the people, glorifying God in the midst of them all, and falling down at Christ’s feet. It is good to observe the holy law of proportion. Carnal minds take the ritualistic duty first; what is external outweighs with them what is spiritual. But love soon perceives that the substance is more precious than the shadow, and that to bow at the feet of the great High Priest must be a greater duty than to go before the lesser priests. So the healed leper went first to Jesus. In him the spiritual overrode the ceremonial. He felt that his main duty was in person to adore the divine person who had delivered him from his destructive disease. Let us go first to Jesus. Let us in spirit bow before HIM. Ah, yes! Come to our services, join in our regular worship: but if you love the Lord, you will want something besides this: you will pine to get to Jesus himself, and tell him how you love him. You will long to do something for him by yourself, by which you can demonstrate the gratitude of your heart to the Christ of God.

17. True thankfulness also reveals itself in intensity. Intensity is perceptible in this case: he turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God. He could have praised, could he not, in a quieter way? Yes, but when you are just cured of leprosy, and your once feeble voice is restored to you, you cannot whisper out your praises. Brethren, you know it would be impossible to be coolly proper when you are newly saved! This man with a loud voice glorified God; and you, too, feel forced to cry —

   Fain would I sound it out so loud
     That earth and heaven should hear.

Some of our converts are very wild at times, they grow extravagant. Do not blame them. Why not indulge them? It will not hurt you. All of us are so very proper and orderly that we can afford to have an extravagant one among us now and then. Oh, that God would send more of that kind to wake the church up, so that we, also, might all begin to praise God with heart and voice, with soul and substance, with might and main! Hallelujah! My own heart feels the glow.

18. In true thankfulness, next, there is humility. This man fell down at Jesus’ feet: he did not feel perfectly in his place until he was lying there. “I am a nobody, Lord,” he seemed to say, and therefore he fell on his face. But the place for his prostration was “at his feet.” I would rather be a nobody at Christ’s feet than a somebody anywhere else! There is no place so honourable as down at the feet of Jesus. Ah, to lie there always, and just love him completely, and let self die out! Oh, to have Christ standing over you as the one figure overshadowing your life henceforth and for ever! True thankfulness lies low before the Lord.

19. Added to this there was worship. He fell down at Jesus’ feet, glorifying God, and giving thanks to him. Let us worship our Saviour. Let others think as they like about Jesus, but we will put our finger into the print of the nails, and say, “My Lord and my God!” If there is a God, he is God in Christ Jesus to us. We shall never cease to adore him who has proved his Godhead by delivering us from the leprosy of sin. May all worship be to his supreme majesty!

20. One thing more about this man I want to notice concerning his thankfulness, and that is, his silence regarding censuring others. When the Saviour said, “Where are the nine?” I notice that this man did not reply. The Master said, “Where are the nine? There are not found any who returned to give glory to God, except this stranger.” But the adoring stranger did not stand up, and say, “Oh Lord, they are all gone off to the priests: I am astonished at those who that did not return to praise you!” Oh brothers, we have enough to do to mind our own business, when we feel the grace of God in our own hearts! If I can only get through my service of praise, I shall have no mind to accuse any of you who are ungrateful. The Master says: “Where are the nine?” but the poor healed man at his feet has no word to say against those cruel nine, he is too much occupied with his personal adoration.

21. III. I am not half finished, and yet you cannot possibly stay beyond the appointed hour of closing: therefore I must compress my third division as tightly as I possibly can — let us consider THE BLESSEDNESS OF THANKFULNESS. This man was more blessed by far than the nine. They were healed, but they were not blessed as he was. There is a great blessedness in thankfulness.

22. First, because it is right. Should not Christ be praised? This man did what he could: and there is always an ease of conscience, and a rest of spirit, when you feel that you are doing all you can in a right cause, even though you fall far short of your own desire. At this moment, my brethren, magnify the Lord.

   Meet and right it is to sing,
      In every time and place,
   Glory to our heavenly King,
      The God of truth and grace.
   Join we then with sweet accord,
   All in one thanksgiving join!
   Holy, holy, holy Lord,
      Eternal praise be thine.

23. Next, there is this blessing in thankfulness, that it is a display of personal love. I love the doctrines of grace, I love the church of God, I love the Sabbath, I love the ordinances; but I love Jesus most. My heart never rests until I can glorify God personally, and give thanks to Christ personally. The indulgence of personal love for Christ is one of the sweetest things outside of heaven; and you cannot indulge that personal love so well as by personal thankfulness both of heart and mouth, and act and deed.

24. There is another blessedness about thankfulness: it has clear views. The thankful eye sees far and deep. The man healed of leprosy, before he went on glorifying God, gave thanks to Jesus. If he had thanked Jesus and stopped there, I should have said that his eyes were not well open; but when he saw God in Christ, and therefore glorified God for what Christ had done, he showed a deep insight into spiritual truth. He had begun to discover the mysteries of the divine and human person of the blessed Lord. We learn much by prayer. Did not Luther say, “To have prayed well is to have studied well?” I venture to add a rider to what Luther has so ably said: To have praised well is to have studied better. Praise is a great instructor. Prayer and praise are the oars by which a man may row his boat into the deep waters of the knowledge of Christ.

25. The next blessedness about praise is that it is acceptable to Christ. The Lord Jesus was evidently pleased; he was grieved to think the other nine should not come back, but he was charmed with this one man that he returned. The question, “Where are the nine?” bears within it a commendation of the one. Whatever pleases Christ should be carefully cultivated by us. If praise is pleasant to him, let us continually magnify his name. Prayer is the straw of the wheat, but praise is the ear. Jesus loves to see the blade grow up, but he loves better to pick the golden ears when the harvest of praise is ripe.

26. Next, notice, that the blessedness of thankfulness is that it receives the largest blessing, for the Saviour said to this man what he had not said to the others, “your faith has made you whole.” If you would live the higher life, be much in praising God. Some of you are in the lowest state as yet, as this man was, for he was a Samaritan: but by praising God he rose to be a songster rather than a stranger. How often have I noticed how the greatest sinner becomes the greatest praiser! Those who were farthest off from Christ, and hope, and purity, when they become saved, feel that they owe the most, and therefore they love the best. May it be the ambition of every one of us, even if we are not originally among the vilest of the vile, yet to feel that we owe Jesus most; and therefore we will praise him most: so we shall receive the richest blessedness from his hands!

27. I am finished when I have said three things. Let us learn from all this to put praise in a high place. Let us hold praise meetings. Let us think it as great a sin to neglect praise as to restrain prayer.

28. Next, let us pay our praise to Christ himself. Whether we go to the priests or not, let us go to him. Let us praise him personally and vehemently. Personal praise to a personal Saviour must be our life’s object.

29. Lastly, if we work for Jesus, and we see converts, and they do not turn out as we expected, do not let us be cast down about it. If others do not praise our Lord, let us be sorrowful, but let us not be disappointed. The Saviour had to say, “Where are the nine?” Ten lepers were healed, but only one praised him. We have many converts who do not join the church; we have numbers of people converted who do not come forward to baptism, or to the Lord’s Supper. Numbers get a blessing, but do not feel enough love to acknowledge it. Those of us who are soul winners are robbed of our wages by the cowardly spirits who hide their faith. I thank God that recently we have had many affirming their conversion; but if the other nine would come, we should need nine Tabernacles. Alas for the many who have gone back after professing their faith! Where are the nine?

30. So you who hold cottage meetings, you who go around with tracts, you are doing more good than you will ever hear about. You do not know where the nine are, but even if you should only bless one out of ten, you will have reason to thank God.

31. “Oh,” one says, “I have had so little success; I have had only one soul saved!” That is more than you deserve. If I were to fish for a week, and only catch one fish, I would be sorry; but if that happened to be a sturgeon, a royal fish, I would feel that the quality made up for lack of quantity. When you win a soul it is a great prize. One soul brought to Christ — can you estimate its value? If one is saved, you should be grateful to your Lord, and persevere. Though you wish for even more conversions, you will not despond as long as even a few are saved; and, above all, you will not be angry if some of them do not thank you personally, nor join in church fellowship with you. Ingratitude is common towards soul winners. How often a minister has brought sinners to Christ, and fed the flock in his early days! but when the old man grows feeble they want to get rid of him, and try a new broom which will sweep cleaner. “Poor old gentleman, he is quite out of date!” they say, and so they get rid of him, as gipsies turn an old horse out on the commons to feed or starve, they do not care which. If anyone expects gratitude, I would remind them of the benediction, “Blessed are those who expect nothing, for they will not be disappointed.” Even our Master did not get praise from the nine: therefore do not wonder if you bless others, and others do not bless you. Oh, that some poor soul would come to Christ tonight, some leper to be healed of sin-sickness! If he does find healing, let him come out, and with a loud voice magnify the Lord who has dealt so graciously with him.

[Portion Of Scripture Read Before Sermon — Lu 17:1-19]
{See Spurgeon_Hymnal “Spirit of the Psalms — Psalm 103” 103 @@ "(Version 3)"}
{See Spurgeon_Hymnal “Gospel, Received by Faith — I Am Pardoned” 566}
{See Spurgeon_Hymnal “Jesus Christ, His Praise — ‘Worthy Is The Lamb’ ” 415}


Spirit of the Psalms
Psalm 103 (Version 1)
1 My soul, repeat his praise,
      Whose mercies are so great;
   Whose anger is so slow to rise,
      So ready to abate.
2 God will not always chide;
      And when his strokes are felt,
   His strokes are fewer than our crimes,
      And lighter than our guilt.
3 High as the heavens are raised
      Above the ground we tread,
   So far the riches of his grace
      Our highest thought exceed.
4 His power subdues our sins;
      And his forgiving love,
   Far as the east is from the west,
      Doth all our guilt remove.
5 The pity of the Lord,
      To those that fear his name,
   Far as the east is from the west,
      He knows our feeble frame.
6 He knows we but dust,
      Scatter’d with every breath;
   His anger, like a rising wind,
      Can send us swift to death.
7 Our days are as the grass,
      Or like the morning flower;
   If one sharp blast sweep o’er the field,
      It withers in an hour.
8 But thy compassions, Lord,
      To endless years endure;
   And children’s children ever find,
      Thy words of promise sure.
                        Isaac Watts, 1719.


Psalm 103 (Version 2)
1 Oh bless the Lord, my soul!
      Let all within me join,
   And aid my tongue to bless his name,
      Whose favours are divine.
2 Oh, bless the Lord, my soul,
      Nor let his mercies lie
   Forgotten in unthankfulness,
      And without praises die.
3 ‘Tis he forgives thy sins;
      ‘Tis he relieves thy pain;
   ‘Tis he that heals thy sicknesses,
      And makes thee young again.
4 He crowns thy life with love,
      When ransom’d from the grave;
   He that redeem’d my soul from hell
      Hath sovereign power to save.
5 He fills the poor with good,
      He gives the sufferers rest;
   The Lord hath judgments for the proud,
      And justice for the oppress’d
6 His wondrous works and ways
      He made by Moses known;
   But sent the world his truth and grace
      By his beloved Son.
                        Isaac Watts, 1719.


Psalm 103 (Version 3) <8.7.4.>
1 Praise, my soul, the King of heaven;
   To his feet thy tribute bring!
   Ransom’d, heal’d, restored, forgiven,
   Who like me his praise should sing!
      Praise him! praise him,
      Praise him! praise him,
   Praise the everlasting King!
2 Praise him for his grace and favour
   To our fathers in distress!
   Praise him still the same as ever,
   Slow to chide and swift to bless!
      Praise him! praise him,
      Praise him! praise him
   Glorious in his faithfulness!
3 Father-like he tends and spares us,
   Well our feeble frame he knows;
   In his hands he gently bears us,
   Rescues us from all our foes.
      Praise him! praise him,
      Praise him! praise him,
   Widely as his mercy flows.
4 Frail as summer’s flower we flourish;
   Blows the wind, and it is gone;
   But while mortals rise and perish,
   God endures unchanging on.
      Praise him! praise him,
      Praise him! praise him,
   Praise the High Eternal One.
5 Angels, help us to adore him;
   Ye behold him face to face;
   Sun and moon bow down before him,
   Dwellers all in time and space.
      Praise him! praise him,
      Praise him! praise him,
   Praise with us the God of grace!
                     Henry Francis Lyte, 1834.


Gospel, Received by Faith
566 — I Am Pardoned <8.7.>
1 Now, oh joy! my sins are pardon’d,
      Now I can, and do believe;
   All I have, and am, and shall be,
      To my precious Lord I give;
   He aroused my deathly slumbers,
      He dispersed my soul’s dark night;
   Whisper’d peace, and drew me to him —
      Made himself my chief delight.
2 Let the babe forget its mother,
      Let the bridegroom slight his bride;
   True to him, I’ll love none other,
      Cleaving closely to his side.
   Jesus, hear my soul’s confession,
      Weak am I, but strength is thine,
   On thine arms for strength and succour
      Calmly may my soul recline.
                     Albert Midlane, 1865.


Jesus Christ, His Praise
415 — “Worthy Is The Lamb”
1 Worthy art thou, oh dying Lamb!
      Worthy, oh bleeding Lord;
   Eternal, Infinite, I AM.
      Ceaseless to be adored!
2 Fulness of riches is in thee!
      From thee all mercies spring:
   And grace and love, divine and free,
      And power enlivening.
3 Out of the deep of every heart,
      Let praise to thee ascend:
   Till thou to heaven shalt us translate,
      Where praises never end!
4 Thither, oh thither, quickly bring
      Thy remnant, Lord, in peace:
   We there with all thy hosts will sing,
      Nor ever, ever cease!
                        John Cennich, 1742.

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