72. With Broken Heart And Contrite Sigh

1 With broken heart and contrite sigh,
A trembling sinner, Lord, I cry;
Thy pard'ning grace is rich and free:
O God, be merciful to me.

2 I smite upon my troubled breast,
With deep and conscience guilt oppressed;
Christ and His cross my only plea:
O God, be merciful to me.

3 Far off I stand with tearful eyes
Nor dare uplift them to the skies;
But Thou dost all my anguish see:
O God, be merciful to me.

4 Nor alms, nor deeds that I have done,
Can for a single sin atone;
To Calvary alone I flee:
O God, be merciful to me.

5 And when, redeemed from sin and hell,
With all the ransomed throng I dwell,
My raptured song shall ever be,
God has been merciful to me.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: With broken heart and contrite sigh
Title: With Broken Heart And Contrite Sigh
Author: Cornelius Elven (1852)
Meter: L. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1930
Topic: The Means of Grace: Penitence
Tune Information
Name: ST. CROSS
Composer: John Bacchus Dykes (1861)
Meter: L. M.
Key: d minor



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