If I had sinned but once a day
That would be more then You,
should pay for me.
But everyday, and every hour
Encompasses a thousand wrongs
Transgressions of Thy holy law,
and you gave all for me!
Oh Cross of Christ!
How horrible and bloody there you stand.
How loving also, with that perfect, spotless Lamb,
Who hung and died,
That I, the "chief of sinners"
Then might live!
Perfect I will never be,
While on this earthly soil I stand.
But I shall strive, by Thy great grace
to conquer every sin.
Lord, bring me back, when I forget
And wander from Thy holy way.
Forgive my sins, increase my faith!
That I may live for Thee.