Scripture Verse

Remember not against us former iniquities. Psalm 79:8

Introduction

Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­te­ri­an Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 217.

Music: Gor­ton (West), ar­ranged from Lud­wig van Beet­ho­ven (1770–1827) by John E. West (1863–1929) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of West (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

portrait
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)

Lyrics

Remember not, O God,
The sins of long ago;
In ten­der mer­cy vi­sit us,
Distressed and hum­bled low.

O Lord, our Sav­ior, help,
And glo­ri­fy Thy name;
Deliver us from all our sins,
And take away our shame.

In Thy com­pas­sion hear
Thy pri­son­er’s plaint­ive sigh,
And in the great­ness of Thy pow­er
Save those about to die.

Then, safe with­in Thy fold,
We will ex­alt Thy name;
Our thank­ful hearts with songs of joy
Thy good­ness will pro­claim.