Scripture Verse

They shall look upon Me Whom they have pierced. Zechariah 12:10


William Boyce

Words: Will­iam H. Dra­per, in Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern, 1916.

Music: Port­sea Will­iam Boyce, in A Col­lect­ion of Me­lo­dies for the Psalms of Da­vid Ac­cord­ing to the Ver­sion of Chris­to­pher Smart A.M., cir­ca 1765 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

William H. Draper


Righteous Father, we have wronged Thee,
Underfoot Thy laws have cast:
Now we fain would serve Thee better,
O forgive us what is past.

Loving Jesus, we have hurt Thee,
Yielded to temptation’s blast:
Now we long to stand more firmly,
O forgive us what is past.

Holy Spirit, we have grieved Thee,
Sin and death have held us fast:
Now we yearn for life and freedom,
O forgive us what is past.

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
God eternal, first and last,
Penitent we kneel before Thee,
O forgive us all the past.