360. O Jesu! Lord most merciful

1 O Jesu! Lord most merciful,
Low at Thy cross I lie;
O sinner's friend, most pitiful,
Hear my bewailing cry.
I come to Thee with mourning,
I come to Thee in woe;
With contrite heart returning,
And tears that overflow.

2 O gracious Intercessor!
O Priest within the veil!
Plead, for a lost transgressor,
The blood that cannot fail.
I spread my sins before Thee,
I tell them one by one;
Oh, for Thy name's great glory,
Forgive all I have done.

3 Oh, by Thy cross and passion,
Thy tears and agony,
And crown of cruel fashion,
And death on Calvary;
By all that untold suffering
Endured by Thee alone;
O Priest! O spotless Offering!
Plead, for Thou didst atone!

4 And in this heart now broken,
Re-enter Thou and reign;
And say, by that dear token,
I am absolved again;
And build me up, and guide me,
And guard me day by day;
And in Thy presence hide me,
And keep my soul alway.


Text Information
First Line: O Jesu! Lord most merciful
Title: O Jesu! Lord most merciful
Author: Rev. J. Hamilton (1867)
Meter: 7.6.D.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1894
Topic: Parochial Missions; Penitence
Notes: Tune name in index: ST. CATHARINE
Tune Information
Name: [O Jesu! Lord most merciful]
Composer: Rev. Reginald F. Dale, Mus. Bac.
Meter: 7.6.D.
Key: D Major

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