Have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.@Psalm 4:1
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Virgil O. Stamps (1892-1940)

Virgil O. Stamps, in Hallelujahs (Lawrenceburg, Tennessee: James D. Vaughan, 1922).

Adger M. Pace (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Adger M. Pace (1882-1959)

O Father, hear me as I pray to Thee,
I know that I am far from purity;
But Jesus died that sinful men might live,
So in His name I ask Thee to forgive.

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Father, Father,
Humbly now I come to Thee;
Father, Father,
Hear, oh hear my humble plea.

I pray that Thou wilt pardon every sin;
O Lord, forgive and make me pure within.
Plant a desire for service in my heart
And give me strength to always do my part.

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Tonight, O Father, as the shadows creep
And I so gently close my eyes in sleep,
I pray that Thou wilt guard me through the night
And keep me safe till comes the morning light.

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When morning comes, oh, let me rise to work,
Forbid that duty I should ever shirk;
And when at last my race on earth is run,
Grant, Lord, that I may hear Thee say, Well done.

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