Scripture Verse

Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us.@Psalm 33:22

Words: Ma­ry A. Side­bo­tham, 1881.

Music: Ringe Recht Jo­hann Thom­men, Er­bau­lich­er Mu­sic­al­isch­er Chris­ten-Schatz (Ba­sel, Switz­er­land: 1745) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lord, Thy mercy now entreating,
Low before Thy throne we fall;
Our misdeeds to Thee confessing,
On Thy name we humbly call.

Sinful thought and words unloving,
Rise against us one by one;
Acts unworthy, deeds unthinking,
Good that we have left undone.

Hearts that far from Thee were straying,
While in prayer we bowed the knee;
Lips that, while Thy praises sounding,
Lifted not the soul to Thee.

Precious moments idly wasted,
Precious hours in folly spent;
Christian vow and fight unheeded;
Scarce a thought to wisdom lent.

Lord, Thy mercy still entreating,
We with shame our sin would own;
From henceforth, the time redeeming,
May we live to Thee alone.