Scripture Verse

God be merciful to me, a sinner. Luke 18:13


Fanny Crosby

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by (1820–1915). Some hym­nals give the au­thor as Liz­zie Ed­wards, one of Fan­ny’s pseu­do­nyms.

Music: John R. Swe­ney (1837–1899) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know when this song was writ­ten, would you ?

John R. Sweney


O my Savior, I am weary!
Let my cry to Thee ascend
While in humble supplication
Now before Thy throne I bend!


Weak and helpless, yet believing,
Casting all my care on Thee,
I am hoping, trusting, praying;
Have compassion, Lord, on me!

O my Savior, tho’ unworthy,
I have nowhere else to go;
Thou canst pardon my transgressions,
Thou canst wash me white as snow!


O my Savior, by Thy Spirit
Thou hast called me o’er and o’er;
Now repentant I am coming;
Lord, my wand’ring soul restore!


O my Savior, do not leave me
Here to perish at Thy throne;
In Thy tender, loving mercy
Cleanse and make me all Thine own!