Composer: Eric Schumacher & David L. Ward

Author: Eric Schumacher & David L. Ward

Eric Schumacher and David Ward have graciously allowed Grace Music to create resources for their modern hymn, “Not In Me.” You can find the original hymn page (as well as additional resources) on their website, here.

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VERSE 1:
No list of sins I have not done, no list of virtues I pursue,
No list of those I am not like can earn myself a place with you.
O God, be merciful to me! I am a sinner thru and thru.
My only hope of righteousness is not in me, but only you.

VERSE 2:
No humble dress, no fervent prayer, no lifted hands no tearful song,
No recitation of the truth can justify a single wrong.
My righteousness is Jesus’ life. My debt was paid by Jesus death.
My weary load was borne by Him, And He alone can give me rest.

VERSE 3:
No separation from the world, no work I do, no gift I give
Can cleanse my conscience, cleanse my hands,
I cannot cause my soul to live.
But Jesus died and rose again. The pow’r of death is overthrown!
My God is merciful to me and merciful in Christ alone.

My righteousness is Jesus’ life. My debt was paid by Jesus death.
My weary load was borne by him, and He alone can give me rest,
And He alone can give me rest.

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rhythm, violin, cello

Key: C-D

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