68. By Sin Weighed Down, And Sorely Stricken

1 By sin weighed down and sorely stricken,
I stand before God's judgment throne.
O God, do Thou my spirit quicken,
For Thou canst help, and Thou alone.
Have mercy on my soul, I pray,
And wash Thou all my guilt away.

2 O Father, Thou of mercies tender,
Thine humble child doth cry to Thee;
Wilt Thou to me sweet comfort render,
That I again may joyful be?
Have mercy on my soul, I pray,
And wash Thou all my guilt away.

3 My troubled soul, its sins bewailing,
Can never for its guilt atone;
But let Thy mercy be unfailing,
That I Thy healing grace may own.
Have mercy of my soul, I pray,
And wash Thou all my guilt away.

4 My soul Thy pardon strongly craveth;
O speak the Word it fain would hear:
I lend thee grace that truly saveth,
I pardon thee, I stay thy fear.
Have mercy on my soul, I pray,
And wash Thou all my guilt away.

5 I do not doubt my prayer is granted,
The sense of comfort doth increase;
I have the grace for which I panted,
And so to raise this cry I cease:
Have mercy on my soul, I pray,
And wash Thou all my guilt away.

Text Information
First Line: By sin weighed down and sorely stricken
Title: By Sin Weighed Down, And Sorely Stricken
Translator: H. Brueckner
Author: Chr. Tietze (1662)
Meter: 9 8 9 8 8 8
Language: English
Publication Date: 1930
Topic: The Means of Grace: Penitence
Tune Information
Name: NEUMARK
Composer: George Neumark (1657)
Meter: 9 8 9 8 8 8
Key: g minor
Source: German chorale: Wer nur den lieben Gott



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