479 BEHOLD A SINNER - as written - Cooper
Behold a sinner, dearest Lord,
Encouraged by thy gracious Word.
Would venture near to seek that bread,
By which Thy children here are fed.
Travel on, travel on to the home of the blest
Where the Savior has gone to prepare us a place
There to rest. Then we'll meet round the throne
Where the saints have a home with the Lord.
Do not the humble suit deny,
Of such a guilty wretch as I.
But let me feed on crumbs though small,
Which from Thy bounteous table fall.
I am a sinner Lord I own,
My sin and guilt I am undone.
Yet will I wait and plead and pray,
Since none are empty sent away.
Farewell vain world I'm going home,
It won't be long I'll travel on.
I hope to meet the saints above
And shout and sing redeeming love.