The Lord turned and looked upon Peter, and Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how He had said unto him, Before the cock crow, you shall deny Me thrice.@Luke 22:6

Charles Wesley, Hymns and Sacred Poems 1749. The original text had twelve verses.

Contrition William H. Oakley, in Songs for the Sanctuary, edited by Charles S. Robinson (New York: A. S. Barnes, 1868) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Charles Wesley (1707-1788)

Jesus, let Thy pitying eye
Call back a wandering sheep;
False to Thee, like Peter, I
Would fain, like Peter, weep.
Let me be by grace restored;
On me be all long-suffering shown;
Turn, and look upon me, Lord,
And break my heart of stone.

Savior, Prince, enthroned above,
Repentance to impart,
Give me, through Thy dying love,
The humble, contrite heart;
Give what I have long implored,
A portion of Thy grief unknown;
Turn, and look upon me, Lord,
And break my heart of stone.

See me, Savior, from above,
Nor suffer me to die;
Life, and happiness, and love
Drop from Thy gracious eye;
Speak the reconciling word,
And let Thy mercy melt me down;
Turn, and look upon me, Lord,
And break my heart of stone.

Look, as when Thy languid eye
Was closed that we might live;
Father, at the point to die
My Savior prayed, forgive!
Surely, with that dying word,
He turns, and looks, and cries, ’Tis done!
O my bleeding, loving Lord,
Thou break’st my heart of stone!