10068. Gently, Gently Lay Thy Rod

1 Gently, gently lay Thy rod
On my sinful head, O God;
Stay Thy wrath, in mercy stay,
Lest I sink before its sway.

2 Heal me, for my flesh is weak;
Heal me, for Thy grace I seek;
This my only plea I make,
Heal me for Thy mercy’s sake.

3 Who within the silent grave
Shall proclaim Thy power to save?
Lord, my trembling soul reprieve,
Speak, and I shall rise and live.

4 Lo! He comes! He heeds my plea!
Lo! He comes! The shadows flee!
Glory round me dawns once more;
Rise, my spirit, and adore!

Text Information
First Line: Gently, gently lay Thy rod
Title: Gently, Gently Lay Thy Rod
Author: Henry F. Lyte
Meter: 77.77
Language: English
Source: Spirit of the Psalms, 1834
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Martin Fallas Shaw (1915)
Meter: 77.77
Key: F Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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