Horatius Bonar was a 19th century Scottish Pastor and hymn writer. This text, perhaps written in or around 1861 speaks to our inability to save ourselves. It is a rich hymn, full of biblical truth. A PDF of the music can be found here as well. I commend the hymn for your consideration this morning, and encourage you to respond with great thanksgiving, for though we cannot save ourselves, God mercifully and graciously does what we cannot do, and saves people from their sins.
This day in US history will be forever remembered in the minds of those who lived through the unforgettable events in 2001. The numbers 911 are no longer only associated with an emergency phone number, but with the date that saw several thousand of our US citizens die in a brutal terrorist attack, spread across three states. I remember as a small child where I was when I heard of the news that President Ronald Reagan had been shot. And I remember where I was the day of the 9/