WE CAST OUT THE GOSPEL NET
(Tune: Jesus, And Shall It Ever Be #400 LM)
<CENTER>We bow before Your throne of grace
To offer prayer and give our praise.
God, gather in Your own elect
As we cast out the gospel net.
Proud sinners never can submit
To cast themselves at Jesus' feet.
Man scorns imputed righteousness
And God's free, saving, sov'reign grace.
The creature lifts his haughty eyes,
Says, "How can God my works despise?"
Man and his fig leaves cannot part,
`Til God, by grace, invades his heart.
O Holy Spirit, come this hour
With grace, by Your almighty pow'r
Invade the hearts of chosen souls,
Sprinkle Christ's blood, and make them whole!
Salvation is not by man's will,
Nor by his work, but by God's will!
And sinners saved by sov'reign grace
To God alone will give their praise!