Give Me Christ, Or Else I Die

Let me share with you a post I found on Twitter recently by @iamfeeble (JM Vergara). The original words are by William Hammond.

A powerful prayer and a passionate plea to a gracious God can never be ignored. For me, it’s God or nothing. I pray you find grace to yearn likewise!

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“Gracious Lord, incline thy ear;
My requests vouchsafe to hear;
Hear my never-ceasing cry;
Give me Christ, or else I die.

Wealth and honour I disdain,
Earthly comforts, Lord, are vain;
These can never satisfy;
Give me Christ, or else I die.

Lord, deny me what thou wilt,
Only ease me of my guilt.
Suppliant at thy feet I lie;
Give me Christ, or else I die.

All unholy and unclean,
I am nothing else but sin;
On thy mercy I rely;
Give me Christ, or else I die.

Thou dost freely save the lost;
In thy grace alone I trust.
With my earnest suit comply;
Give me Christ, or else I die.

Thou dost promise to forgive
All who in thy Son believe;
Lord, I know thou canst not lie;
Give me Christ, or else I die.”

Words – William Hammond, 1719-1783
Taken from the Gadsby Hymnal # 737

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