Scripture Verse

Hear Thou from Heaven, and forgive the sin of Thy servants. 2 Chronicles 6:27


Samuel S. Wesley

Words: Eli­za F. Mor­ris, The Voice and the Re­ply (Wor­ces­ter, Eng­land: 1858).

Music: Eter­ni­ty (Wes­ley) Sam­u­el S. Wes­ley (1810–1876) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Mor­ris (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?


God of pity, God of grace,
When we humbly seek Thy face,
Bend from Heav’n, Thy dwelling place;
Hear, forgive, and save.

When we in Thy temple meet,
Spread our wants before Thy feet,
Pleading at Thy mercy seat,
Look from Heav’n and save.

When Thy love our hearts shall fill,
And we long to do Thy will,
Turning to Thy holy hill,
Lord, accept and save.

Should we wander from Thy fold,
And our love to Thee grow cold,
With a pitying eye behold;
Lord, forgive and save.

Should the hand of sorrow press,
Earthly care and want distress,
May our souls Thy peace possess;
Jesus, hear and save.

And, whate’er our cry may be,
When we lift our hearts to Thee,
From our burden set us free;
Hear, forgive, and save.