Hymn of the Week - Christ, Or Else I Die

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This hymn is from Red Mountain Church's "Gadsby Project" - I highly recommend it!  You can download it here.

Christ, Or Else I Die
Taken from the Gadsby Hymnal # 737
Words - William Hammond, 1719-1783 Music - Drew Holcomb, 2004

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

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

refrain:
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.

© 2005 Red Mountain Music