If ye will not yet for all this hearken unto Me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins.@Leviticus 26:18
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John Ellerton (1826-1893)

John Ellerton, in Church Hymns, 1871.

Windsor Christopher Tye, 1533; arranged in the Booke of Musicke, by William Daman, 1591 (🔊 pdf nwc).

O Lord of life and death, we come
In sorrow to Thy throne;
Yet not bewildered, blind and dumb,
Before some power unknown.

The scourge is our Father’s hand;
The plague comes forth from Thee;
Oh, give us hearts to understand,
And faith Thy ways to see!

Forgive the foul neglect that brought
Thy chastening to our door;
The homes uncared-for, souls untaught,
The unregarded poor;

The slothful ease, the greed of gain,
Tbe wasted years, forgive;
Purge out our sins by needful pain,
Then turn, and bid us live.

So shall the lives for which we plead
Be spared to praise Thee still;
And we, from fear and danger freed,
Be strong to do Thy will.