Scripture Verse

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 22:61

Introduction

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

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

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

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Charles Wesley
1707–1788

Lyrics

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!