1 God of mercy! God of grace!
Hear our sad, repentant songs.
O restore Thy suppliant race,
Thou to whom our praise belongs!
2 Deep regret for follies past,
Talents wasted, time misspent;
Hearts debased by worldly cares,
Thankless for the blessings lent.
3 Foolish fears and fond desires,
Vain regrets for things as vain:
Lips too seldom taught to praise,
Oft to murmur and complain.
4 These, and every secret fault,
Filled with grief and shame, we own.
Humbled at Thy feet we lie,
Seeking pardon from Thy throne.
|First Line:||God of mercy! God of grace!|
|Title:||God of Mercy, God of Grace|
|Source:||Selection of Hymns for Social Worship by William Enfield (Norwich, England, 1795)|
|Composer:||Carl Maria von Weber (1826, alt.)|
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