Not What These Hands Have Done

from by The Great Exchange

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.

      name your price



This is an rewrite of a hymn with lyrics by Horatius Bonar, 1808-1899. The hymn speaks to the truth that our work cannot save us; rather, it is only the work of Christ on the cross which can save us from ourselves.


Not what these hands have done
Can save this guilty soul;
Not what this toiling flesh has borne,
Can make my spirit whole.

Not what I feel or do,
Can give me peace with God;
Not all my prayers, or 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.


from The Great Exchange, track released November 2, 2010
Music written by Kyle Turver
Sequencing by Wes Slover
Mixing by Wes Slover
Vocals by Kyle Turver and Kristi Blosser
Guitar by Kyle Turver and Jesse Erickson




The Great Exchange Seattle, Washington

contact / help

Contact The Great Exchange

Streaming and
Download help