I am not worthy, holy Lord


I am not worthy, holy Lord,
that thou shouldst come to me;
speak but the word, one gracious word
can set the sinner free.

I am not worthy; cold and bare
the lodging of my soul;
how canst thou deign to enter there?
Lord, speak, and make me whole.

I am not worthy; yet, my God,
how can I say thee nay;
thee, who didst give thy Flesh and Blood
my ransom-price to pay?

O come! in this sweet morning hour
feed me with food divine;
and fill with all thy love and power
this worthless heart of mine.


Words: Henry Williams Baker, 1875

Music: St. David

Meter: CM

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