The following hymn by Baptist minister John Fawcett appears in Hymns Adapted to the Circumstances of Public Worship and Private Devotion (Leeds: G. Wright and Son, 1782).
Hymn XIV. L. M.
Who maketh thee to differ from another. I Cor. iv. 7.
1. When my dark soul, once dead in sin,
Was rouz’d at length by grace divine,
In deep astonishment, I saw,
The terrors of a broken law.
2. No longer wrapt in self-deceit,
I then perceiv’d my guilt was great;
My danger I began to view,
And grace reveal’d the refuge too.
3. The willing slave of sin no more;
My dreadful bondage I deplore;
And with a broken spirit cry,
O mercy! save me, or I die!
4. Some rays of hope pervade the gloom,
Since Jesus bids the weary come;
I humbly trust in him, and see
He shed his precious blood for me.
5. Sweet Jesus, I would ever cleave
To thee, and on the fulness live;
And my own righteousness disclaim;
For all I have is guilt and shame.
6. Thy mighty arm the work hath wrought;
My soul abhors a boasting thought;
Before thy feet I humbly own,
The praise is due to grace alone.
7. Thy sov’reign wisdom form’d the plan,
Thy mercy first the work began;
Grace will complete the great design,
And endless glory shall be thine.