Scripture Verse

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


Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

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,

John R. Sweney (1837–1899)


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!