Lord, be merciful unto me…for I have sinned against Thee.@Psalm 41:4
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Magnus B. Landstad (1802-1880)

Magnus B. Landstad, 1861 (Jeg staar for Gud, som alting ved); translated from Norwegian to English by Carl Døving, 1909.

Vater Unser Geistliche Lieder (Leipzig, Germany: 1539); harmony by Johann S. Bach, 1726 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Johann S. Bach (1685-1750)

Before Thee, God, who knowest all,
With grief and shame I prostrate fall,
I see my sins against Thee, Lord,
The sins of thought, of deed, and word.
They press me sore; I cry to Thee:
O God, be merciful to me!

O Lord, my God, to Thee I pray:
O cast me not in wrath away!
Let Thy good Spirit ne’er depart,
But let Him draw to Thee my heart
That truly penitent I be:
O God, be merciful to me!

O Jesus, let Thy precious blood
Be to my soul a cleansing flood.
Turn not, O Lord, Thy guest away,
But grant that justified I may
Go to my house at peace with Thee:
O God, be merciful to me!