256. The Penitent's Plea

1 Saviour, hear me, while before Thy feet
I the record of my sins repeat,
Stain’d with guilt, myself abhorring,
Fill’d with grief, my soul outpouring;
Canst Thou still in mercy think of me,
Stoop to set my shackled spirit free?
Raise my sinking heart, and bid me be
Thy child once more!

Refrain:
Grace there is my every debt to pay,
Blood to wash my every sin away,
Pow’r to keep me sinless day by day,
For me, for me!

2 Yet, why should I fear, hast Thou not died
That no seeking soul should be denied,
To that heart its sins confessing,
Can’st Thou fail to give a blessing?
By the love and pity Thou hast shown,
By the blood that did for me atone,
Boldly will I kneel before Thy throne,
A pleading soul. [Refrain]

3 All the rivers of Thy grace I claim,
Over ev’ry promise write my name;
As I am I come, believing,
As Thou art Thou dost, receiving,
Bid me rise a free and pardoned slave,
Master o’er my sin, the world, the grave;
Charging me to preach Thy pow’r to save,
To sin-bound souls. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Savior, hear me, while before Thy feet
Title: The Penitent's Plea
Author: H. H.
Refrain First Line: Grace there is my ev'ery debt to pay
Publication Date: 1910
Tune Information
Name: [Savior, hear me, while before Thy feet]
Arranger: W. J. K.
Composer: Com. Herbert Booth



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