That's about how often I sing in front of others at church . I have never done a solo . Yesterday I sang in a quintet with my pastor and three of his sons . We did the same hymn about four years ago . It stirs me every time . It's called " Not What These Hands Have Done " by Horatius Bonar ( 1808-1889 ) . Some of the words in prose form : Not what these hands have done can save this guilty soul . Not what this toiling flesh has borne can make this spirit whole . Not what I feel or do can give me peace with God . Not all my prayers and sighs and tears can bear my awful load . Thy work alone , O Christ can ease this weight of sin . Thy blood alone O Lamb of God can give me peace within . Thy love to me , O God , not mine , O Lord to Thee , can rid me of this dark unrest and set my spirit free . I praise the God of grace . I trust His truth and might . He calls me His I call Him mine . My God , my joy , my light ! Tis He that saveth me , and freely pardon gives . I love because He loveth me . I live because He lives .