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O Jesus, Lord of mercy great

O Jesus, Lord of mercy great

Translator: John Brownlie
Published in 1 hymnal

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O Jesus, Lord of mercy great,
Look down upon my woeful state
And, as my soul repentance brings,
Forgive my sinful wanderings.

O Jesus, Lord, surpassing kind,
For this Thou cam'st, the lost to find;
To Thee I cry, O Lord attend,
I claim Thy help,--Thou art my Friend.

Didst Thou not leave Thy home above?
Didst Thou not die to tell Thy love?
Yea, Lord, and love so great shall bless
The sinner in his helplessness.

I lift mine eyes--O Lord of grace,
I hear Thy voice, I see Thy face;
I clasp Thy wounded hand in mine,
And trust my soul to Love divine.

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

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First Line: O Jesus, Lord of mercy great
Translator: John Brownlie
Language: English