Oct

20

2011

Justin Taylor|12:00 am CT

Free MP3: Lord, I Believe (Communion Hymn)

I’m not aware of many hymns that are specifically designed for celebrating the Lord’s Supper. (See the exceptions by the Gettys & Townend and R.C. Sproul.)

Another exception is a hymn written by Joseph Hart, an 18th-century Calvinist minister and hymn writer in London who was buried at Bunhill Fields near Bunyan, Watts, and Owen. (Hart is best known for his hymn “Come Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy.”)

Zac Hicks + Cherry Creek Worship has taken that old and largely forgotten hymn and given it new life on their album Without Our Aid.

You can listen to it here:

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And courtesy of Zac, you can also download the MP3 for free.

Worship leaders and musicians can check out the chord chart and the lead sheet.

Here are the lyrics:

Pity a helpless sinner, Lord,
Who would believe Thy gracious Word.
But, O! my heart with shame and grief,
A sink of sin and unbelief.

Lord, in Thy house, I read there’s room,
And venturing hard, behold, I come.
But can there, tell me, can there be
Amongst Thy children room for me?

I eat the bread and drink the wine,
But, O, my soul wants more than sign!
I faint unless I feed on Thee,
And drink the blood as shed for me.

Lord, I believe Thy grace is free.
O, magnify that grace in me.

For sinners, Lord, Thou cam’st to bleed,
And I’m a sinner vile, indeed.
Lord, I believe Thy grace is free.
O magnify that grace in me.

Words: Joseph Hart, ca. 1757-1759
Music: Zac Hicks, 2010
©2011 Unbudding Fig Music (ASCAP)

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