9686. Forgive, O Father!

1 "Forgive, O Father!" Jesus cries;
Lord, may Thy prayer for us arise;
Cleanse us from our transgression:
Our guilt Thou knowest―Thou alone;
Accept, Lord, our confession.

2 Grant us ere long in paradise
On Thee to rest our joyful eyes;
This hope Thy death procurèd:
We had those dying pains deserved
Which thy great love endurèd.

3 Lord, by the thought of all Thy pain,
Turn us from pleasures false and vain;
Our love to Thee awaken,
O Thou for us upon the cross
Awhile of God forsaken!

4 When Thou in death didst bow Thine head,
Thou crièdest, "It is finishèd,"
The work of our salvation:
Oh who can worthily praise Thee,
Our great Propitiation!

Text Information
First Line: "Forgive, O Father!" Jesus cries
Title: Forgive, O Father!
Author: Arthur T. Russell
Meter: 88.78.7
Language: English
Source: Psalms and Hymns (Cambridge, England: John Deighton, 1851)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: DA JESUS AN DES KREUZES
Meter: 88.78.7
Key: a minor
Source: German melody, circa 1400
Copyright: Public Domain



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