4056. Lord, Thy Mercy Now Entreating

1. Lord, Thy mercy now entreating,
Low before Thy throne we fall;
Our misdeeds to Thee confessing,
On Thy name we humbly call.

2. Sinful thought and words unloving,
Rise against us one by one;
Acts unworthy, deeds unthinking,
Good that we have left undone.

3. Hearts that far from Thee were straying,
While in prayer we bowed the knee;
Lips that, while Thy praises sounding,
Lifted not the soul to Thee.

4. Precious moments idly wasted,
Precious hours in folly spent;
Christian vow and fight unheeded;
Scarce a thought to wisdom lent.

5. Lord, Thy mercy still entreating,
We with shame our sin would own;
From henceforth, the time redeeming,
May we live to Thee alone.

Text Information
First Line: Lord, Thy mercy now entreating
Title: Lord, Thy Mercy Now Entreating
Author: Mary A. Sidebotham (1881)
Meter: 87.87
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: RINGE RECHT
Composer: Johann Thommen (1745)
Meter: 87.87
Incipit: 12312 34536 55344
Key: G Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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