Scripture Verse

Have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.@Psalm 4:1


Words: Will C. Holmes, 1891.

Music: At­lan­tic Av­e­nue E. D. Keck (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Hear my prayer; O hear and bless,
While my sins I now confess!
Let me hear that voice so mild,
Softly say, Thou art My child.


Hear my prayer; O Father, hear!
Safe am I if Thou art near;
More like Christ, my Savior, make,
Hear me for Thy mercy’s sake.

Hear my prayer; O Father, hear!
Soothe my conscience, calm my fear;
Drive away each rising doubt,
Cast the evil spirit out.


Hear my prayer, and make me Thine;
May I know that Thou art mine;
Know I am from sin set free,
And each day grow more like Thee.