318. Before Thee, God, Who Knowest All

1 Before Thee, God, who knowest all,
With grief and shame I prostrate fall.
I see my sins against Thee, Lord,
The sins of thought, of deed, and word.
They press me sore; I cry to Thee:
O God, be merciful to me!

2 O Lord, my God, to Thee I pray:
Oh, cast me not in wrath away!
Let Thy good Spirit ne'er depart,
But let Him draw to Thee my heart
That truly penitent I be:
O God, be merciful to me!

3 O Jesus, let Thy precious blood
Be to my soul a cleansing flood.
Turn not, O Lord, Thy guest away,
But grant that justified I may
Go to my house with peace from Thee:
O God, be merciful to me!

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Before Thee, God, who knowest all
Title: Before Thee, God, Who Knowest All
German Title: Jeg staar for Gud, som alting ved
Translator: Carl Döving (1909)
Author: Magnus B. Landstad (1861)
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Scripture:
Topic: Confession and Absolution
Tune Information
Name: VATER UNSER
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8.
Key: g minor
Source: "Geistliche Lieder," Leipzig, 1539



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